As an active member of MEF, LastMileXchange will focus on fostering a continued evolution towards real-time, automated global access pricing and quoting
London, UK, 11 March 2021 – LastMileXchange (LMX) today announced it has joined MEF. MEF is a global federation of network, cloud, and technology providers working together to empower enterprise digital transformation. LMX joined MEF to help progress some of MEF’s key objectives around automation, APIs and the creation of connected ecosystems.
“A membership in MEF offers an opportunity to engage in business-driven collaboration with leading global organizations. Together, we enable dynamic, trusted, and certified services that empower enterprises to embrace their own digital transformation and grow their business. We welcome LMX as the newest addition to our growing, vibrant community of MEF members who are working to progress our MEF 3.0 Global Services Framework,” said Nan Chen, President, MEF.
“We are eager to engage with the MEF community and begin collaborating to address the industry’s need for end-to-end digital transformation. We believe that MEF and LMX are working towards the same goals to encourage programmable services, automation through APIs and bridging different stakeholders to create high quality end-to-end fluid connectivity solutions,” said James Grant, Co-founder of LMX.
End-to-end automation of the connectivity journey is rapidly becoming a “must have” rather than a “nice-to-have”. However, this evolution comes with a significant number of challenges and pitfalls, which must be addressed by all stakeholders in the connectivity value chain. From enterprises, to vendors, operators and carriers, making this a reality can only be achieved through partnerships and close cooperation and this is what MEF facilitates.
Automated access pricing and quoting is one of the often-forgotten and very complex pieces of this puzzle. LMX therefore intends to assist MEF members better understand and address this increasingly important part of their business by fostering a continued evolution towards real-time, automated processes and systems.
An industry association of 200 member companies, MEF is driving development of a global federation of network, cloud, and technology providers supporting dynamic, assured, and certified network services that power enterprise digital transformation. MEF 3.0 services are designed to provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. MEF 3.0 services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. MEF produces service standards, LSO frameworks, LSO APIs, MEF 3.0 Proof of Concept Showcases, and certification programs for services, technologies, and professionals. MEF 3.0 work will enable automated delivery of standardized Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport, IP, SD-WAN, SASE, and other Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks. For more information: https://www.MEF.net and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @MEF_Forum.
LastMileXchange (LMX) provides Communication Service Providers (CSPs) across the globe with cloud based SaaS pricing solutions which revolutionizes access quoting by automating, accelerating and streamlining the quote to order sales process.
The LMX platform allows buying carriers to quickly identify the optimal access solution for connecting their customers globally, this through a range of APIs or rate cards. While the platform also enables selling carriers to provide their customers with instant automated costs via a fully digitalized process. As a global leader in quote automation, LMX empowers CSPs to improve efficiency, win more profitable business, while minimizing costs.
For more information: http://www.lastmilexchange.com
Connect2 Communications for MEF