HomeNetworking HallProof of Concept

The Proof of Concept Showcase (PoC) will be the centerpiece of the GEN15 Networking Hall and a highlight of the event. Following a formal submission process, 25 companies in 12 participant groups have been selected to showcase interactive demonstrations of new service & technology innovations that will shape the future of global networking and fuel productivity gains for service providers and end-users.

The live PoC Showcase will feature leading-edge implementations of dynamic cloud-centric Carrier Ethernet services with SDN, NFV, automated provisioning, service orchestration, and other innovations. The PoC Showcase gets to the heart of true innovation. GEN15 attendees will witness collaborative implementations of what is possible in the world of service delivery for business users. These demonstrations will be of great interest to enterprises, service providers and other GEN15 attendees.

Showcase Hours

The live Proof of Concept Showcase will be available during the open hours of the GEN15 Networking Hall per the schedule below.  Visit the individual stations for one-on-one discussions.

Monday, November 16th: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday, November 17th: 1:00pm - 3:00pm and 5:30pm - 7:15pm

Wednesday, November 18th: 1:00pm - 3:00pm and 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Showcase Participants and Themes

Network on Demand: Demonstrates Network on Demand services built on software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies that allow customers to control, scale, and add new services via direct self-service access.

Application Aware Business Services with SLA Assurance: Demonstrates how communication service providers can deploy application-aware network policy control (Layer 7) in conjunction with Layer 2/Layer 3 SLA assured services for a richer business application experience and greater operational efficiency.

RAD Data Communications


Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across the Data Center and WAN: Demonstrates multi-domain lifecycle service orchestration of virtual CPE (vCPE) virtual network functions (VNFs) across an NFV-ready data center infrastructure and an SDN-enabled Carrier Ethernet WAN. This Colt-sponsored, multi-vendor PoC showcases an open and future-proof architecture that allows network operators to efficiently integrate best-in-class VNFs, as well as rapidly develop and operationalize innovative, new NFV-enabled Carrier Ethernet business services.

Ciena Blue Planet


Agile, LSO-Ready Performance-Assured Small Cells as a Service: Demonstrate innovative outdoor strand-mount small cells as-a-service and turn-key indoor backhaul solutions that integrate Carrier Ethernet LSO automation and elastic bandwidth with automated deployment, provisioning, service activation testing, and QoS monitoring. Showcases how Carrier Ethernet can ubiquitously enable the small cell business case.

Accedian Networks

Cox Business

Inter-Domain Cloud Federation: Demonstrates one-stop-shop for network connectivity and cloud services with event-driven bandwidth adjustments. The solution is based on an open-framework approach enabling future integration with other network service providers and public cloud service providers.

PCCW Global

Assuring Superior VNF Performance at the Network Edge: As communication service providers eye the revenue potential of fast and agile service activation facilitated by NFV, they are looking for a seamless evolution path from existing networks and operational processes. These PoC participants will demonstrate how MEF-principles can form the basis for optimized NFV performance when combining CE 2.0 demarcation technology with VNF hosting capacity and intelligent supporting functions on the basis of open interfaces and open-source software.

ADVA Optical Networking

Time Warner Cable Business Class

Keeping it Real: Assuring IoT Service Quality over NFV with Lifecycle Service Orchestration: Highlights the criticality of LSO-enabled dynamic assurance when machines are connected across a hybrid physical and virtualized core network. Without real-time monitoring, troubleshooting, and service restoration LSO capabilities, essential applications, such as home surveillance, are rendered unreliable.


SDN-based Lifecycle Service Orchestration on Self-healing Agile Carrier Ethernet Infrastructure: Demonstrates implementation of the Third Network, featuring CE 2.0 Lifecycle Service Orchestration through SDN over a self-healing infrastructure that includes physical and virtual network elements. Showcases the business benefits of automating service lifecycle orchestration through integrating SDN into the Carrier Ethernet infrastructure to achieving service agility.


Zero Touch, Business-Ready NaaS 3.0 with vCPE over an Elastic Network: Inspired by the MEF’s Third Network vision, demonstrates real-time, zero-touch lifecycle service orchestration and assurance of a multi-site ELAN service over multiple operator networks with physical and self-adjusting NFV components (vCPEs and vPEs), fully integrated into the service providers’ critical business processes to deliver the ultimate NaaS customer experience.

Supported by TMForum



Juniper Networks


PCCW Global

Spectrum Business

Easily Secure a Distributed NFV Environment with a Cloud-based, Multi-factor Authentication Service: Demonstrates distributed NFV utilizing cloud-based multi-factor authentication. Security is often a concern within a distributed NFV environment; however, adding multi-factor authentication via a cloud service provides enhanced security with ease of use – eliminating the need for resources to build and integrate the authentication service into an internal system.


Life Cycle Orchestration of SDN Managed Data Center and CE 2.0 WAN Network: Demonstrates lifecycle service orchestration of an SDN-managed data center and a CE 2.0 WAN network, providing elastic service creation and delivery; automated service turn-up testing & active performance monitoring; dynamic bandwidth on-demand; OpenMUL-based software abstraction of network control plane & data forwarding plane; and a cloud-based self-service customer SLA portal.




Security for Cloud Connected Enterprises Delivered as a SecaaS (Security as a Service): A demonstration harnessing the elastic computing power of the cloud, through the use of VNF, SDN and Service Chaining, in order to provide highly scalable network security to Enterprises, delivered at the ISP level. We show how advanced enterprise security can be delivered from the cloud by a typical ISP.

Wedge Networks

Phonoscope Lightwave

For questions about the Proof of Concept Showcase, please contact Bruno Giguère, Director of Product Marketing, MEF, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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