MEF is pleased to give companies until Thursday, 19 September, to make submissions for the 2019 MEF Awards program, which recognizes service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation on a global basis.
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MEF is pleased to announce two major developments related to MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata APIs. MEF launched the pilot MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata certification program for inter-provider service automation, with an initial focus on automating ordering of MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet Access E-Line services. Simultaneously, MEF introduced LSO Sonata SDK (Software Development Kit) Release 3 with APIs for inter-provider serviceability, product inventory, quoting, and ordering. Together, these important steps will accelerate implementation of standardized LSO Sonata APIs worldwide, driving frictionless inter-provider business processes and faster service delivery across the service provider community.
In the framework of ITU Telecom World, global Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) met with the senior management of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau at the eleventh annual CTO Meeting in Budapest, Hungary, held on 8 September 2019. Telecom Review had the privilege of participating in the meeting that aimed to exchange views on industry needs and related standardization priorities.
As Facebook owns WhatsApp, it has started recently sending verification codes for new users’ registration through WhatsApp instead of sending them through the usual SMS. This step will cause huge revenue losses to mobile operators and will place Facebook into serious and direct competition with mobile operators.
MEF announced the publication of the industry’s first global standard defining an SD-WAN service and its service attributes. SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services (MEF 70) was officially approved by MEF members and ratified by the MEF Board of Directors at the organization’s recent Annual Members Meeting.
The police on Wednesday, May 29 warned members of the public in Singapore of a new variant of scams involving the takeover of WhatsApp accounts.
MEF has announced that its 2019 MEF Awards program is now officially open for entries.
In light of Egypt’s preparation of the national strategy for AI, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has received Ambassador of Finland to Egypt Laura Kansikas-Debraise, where they discussed enhancing cooperation in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
At MWC Shanghai 2019, Huawei Deputy Chair Ken Hu gave an update on Huawei's progress in 5G deployment, sharing concrete examples of how service innovation and cross-industry collaboration are driving the next phase of growth in 5G.
On Monday the 13th of May 2019, Whatsapp admitted yet to another breach in their security system: enabling targeting spyware to be installed on phones through voice calls. An Israeli spying firm indeed has been accused of using that security hole in Whatsapp used by 1.5 billion people.