Industry Affiliations

Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)

An industry association of 210+ member companies, MEF is enabling service providers to create a global ecosystem of networks that deliver on-demand services for the digital economy and hyper-connected world. These agile, assured, and orchestrated services provide a cloud-centric experience with user and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. These services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO), SDN, and NFV.  MEF produces LSO frameworks, open LSO APIs, software-driven reference implementations, service specifications, certification programs, and market education. MEF’s work will enable automated delivery of standardized wavelength, Carrier Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks.


INDATELGROUP™ is a telecommunications trade association. The mission of INDATELGROUP™ is to promote and support state fiber networks owned by Independent Telcos through joint marketing, information sharing and regulatory and technical educational advocacy.

Utilities Telecom Council (UTC)

The Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) is a global trade association dedicated to creating a favorable business, regulatory, and technological environment for companies that own, manage, or provide critical telecommunications systems in support of their core business.


PICMG is a consortium of companies who collaboratively develop open specifications for high performance telecommunications and industrial computing applications. The members of the consortium have a long history of developing leading edge products for these industries.