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An active participant in standards development, CENX is committed to supporting the open standards, architectures, and multi-vendor environments required to bridge physical and virtualized network infrastructure and deliver best-of-breed solutions that guarantee service quality of experience (QoE).



MEF is the defining body for Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) and Carrier Ethernet. Nan Chen, Co-Founder and Executive Vice-Chairman of CENX, is known in the telecom industry as the founding and current President of MEF. MEF collaborates with other industry standards bodies within the MEF Unite initiative to advance standards adoption. CENX’s solution is compliant with a number of MEF specifications. CENX is actively working to define LSO, to support The Third Network vision.



The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is at the forefront of Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV), with the ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group (ISG) producing the seminal whitepaper and NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) specifications. CENX is an active member of ETSI NFV IFA (Interfaces and Architecture) and NFV EVE (Evolution and Ecosystem) working groups, participating in the definition of LSO-MANO interfaces.



The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is working to define Software-Defined Networking (SDN) standards, having introduced the OpenFlow™ Standard on the data-control plane interface and issued SDN architecture specifications. CENX is a proud member of ONF.



TM Forum’s Frameworx is a suite of best practices and standards that enable a service-oriented, highly automated and efficient approach to business operations, including next-generation operations support systems (NGOSS). The Business Process Framework (eTOM) specifications is an industry-agreed, multi-layered view of the key business processes required to run an efficient, effective, and agile enterprise. CENX is a participating member of TM Forum.



The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is responsible for technical documents that influence the way people design, use, and manage the Internet. The IETF specifications for the Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) and YANG—a data modelling language for (NETCONF)—are key standards for the data-control plane interface for network management and relevant to CENX.

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