From 17 to 20 November 2014, the Metro Ethernet Forum will be organising its annual GEN 14 event (http://www.gen14.com/), at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC; it will be the final event in 2014 for MEF's activities. The event is an opportunity to meet the main players in the global Ethernet world (national and international carriers, landline and mobile operators, solution providers, etc.) and a unique opportunity to discuss the ever more pervasive Ethernet service applications in the TLC and ICT market intended for enterprise-type and Public Administration customers.
Telecom Italia and Telecom Italia Sparkle are Gold Sponsors of MEF GEN14 confirming the commitment of the two companies to the development of Ethernet Carrier services in line with the quality and characteristics of interoperability defined in that regulatory framework. After obtaining MEF CE 2.0 EAS certification for the Geographical Ethernet Access (GEA) package in 2013, the first Operator in Europe and one of the first in the world, this sponsorship is a further confirmation of the commitment of Telecom Italia National Wholesale Services to development of Ethernet Carrier services in line with the developments of the MEF standard.
The event will be an opportunity to meet and exchange views with various international Operators and suppliers of technological solutions, significantly involved in the development of Ethernet Carrier services, which are increasingly permeating the applications on the market intended for companies and the Public Administration. The spirit of the event will be to favour global networking with the companies involved in the Ethernet world with the aim of designing the future development of the applications (cloud, backhauling, business connectivity, datacenters interconnection, etc.). Telecom Italia NWS will be present at the event with papers on its vision of the market and with an exhibition area for meetings with customers.