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. 

Read more: MEF launches the pilot MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata certification program

By Azz-Eddine Mansouri, General Manager at Ciena Middle East

In an age of cloud networking, static connectivity just isn’t enough anymore. Increasingly, there is a need for networks that give us the bandwidth we need, when we need it. Enter Bandwidth on Demand (BOD), a network connectivity service that allows users to request bandwidth at desired levels when and where they need it.

Read more: Bandwidth on Demand – the next chapter driving a digital economy

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.

Read more: Facebook carries on its war on mobile operators

Around 2000 participants from over 120 countries around the world attended the Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Good Global Summit in Switzerland between May 28-31 to discuss the latest innovations in AI and how they could be utilized to combat pressing global issues.

Read more: Tech industry experts meet at ‘AI for Good Summit’ to make AI a ‘force for good’

Artificial intelligence, the ubiquitous buzzword that keeps seeping into our everyday conversations and across several industries, carries with it the promise for a better life. It brings about a promise for bettering our lives as individuals, citizens, customers, students and most interestingly of all, as patients.

Read more: AI and the promise of better healthcare

By Hicham Saoud, head of e-government practice and Claire Khoury, marketing & communication director at Sofrecom

All around the world, 193 UN member states keep developing digital transformation investment programs to optimize the costs of their public sector, reform their administrative processes and improve the quality as well as the efficiency of their service provided to the users. They develop dematerialized public services mainly in the fields of e-education, e-employment, e-health, e-environment and social e-protection.

Read more: The new stakes in e-government

Following a series of major breakthroughs in 5G, Etisalat has collaborated with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to showcase emerging 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) trends, technology updates, Artificial Intelligence and automation in a unique technology roadshow.

Read more: Etisalat sets new benchmark in telecoms industry with new 5G demo

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