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Subscriber Ethernet Service Attributes
This document describes Service Attributes for Subscriber Ethernet Services provided to an Ethernet Subscriber by an Ethernet Service Provider. The Service Attributes describe behaviors observable at an Ethernet User Network Interface and from Ethernet User Network Interface to Ethernet User Network Interface. In addition, a framework for defining specific instances of Subscriber Ethernet Services is described. Finally, extensive examples and explanatory material is included in appendices.
Operator Ethernet Service Definitions
This document specifies Operator Ethernet Services based on the Service Attributes defined in MEF 26.2. The key service constructs are the Operator Virtual Connection (OVC) and the OVC End Points at the External Interfaces (EIs) – the External Network Network Interface (ENNI) and the User Network Interface (UNI). Per MEF 26.2, at least one OVC End Point is at an ENNI. Three General Operator Ethernet Services are defined, based on OVC Type. In addition, two E-Access and two E-Transit services are defined, based on OVC Type and the EIs involved. This document supersedes and replaces MEF 51, which is based on MEF 26.1 Service Attributes, and MEF 33.
Implementation Agreement – Transport Services for Mobile Networks
This document identifies the requirements for MEF Ethernet Services and MEF External Interfaces (EIs such as User-Network Interface (UNI)s) for use in Mobile Backhaul networks based on MEF specifications. In addition, new interface and service attributes have been specified where needed. The services and requirements in this Implementation Agreement (IA) are based on the services defined in MEF 6.2 , MEF 33 and MEF 51  as well as the attributes in MEF 10.3 , MEF 26.2  and this IA. The aim is to be flexible to support a wide range of Ethernet service based mobile network deployments.
Managed Access E-Line Service Implementation Agreement
This document defines a MAEL Service to allow a SP/SO to monitor services by utilizing a standard set of management capabilities, including SOAM FM, SOAM PM, and Latching Loop-back, in the MAEL Operator’s network. By leveraging management capabilities in the MAEL Operator’s network, a MAEL Service is intended to eliminate the need for the SP/SO to deploy hardware at the Subscriber’s location.