[caption id="attachment_8630" align="alignright" width="300"] Click image for full text of NEWSFlash[/caption] In this NEWSFlash:  Fiber Lit Buildings LEADERBOARDs: Year-End 2017 U.S. recap Vertical BLOG: Drivers for Service Innovation, SD-WAN and MEF 3.0 Guest Blog from USTelecom: Business Fiber Deployment Accelerates with New Competition and Investment-Friendly Policies Live Events: MEF18...

Panel discussion moderated by Rosemary Cochran, with Shawn Hakl, Verizon’s Senior Vice President, Business Products and an MEF Director; Josh Goodell, Vice President, Intelligent Edge at AT&T; and Gunnar Peters, Sr. Director of Emerging Network Products at Spectrum Enterprise....

Will MEF 3.0 help to expand the community beyond the Tier 1 Service Providers who have been the biggest backers of MEF to date? Erin Dunne, Director of Research Service, Vertical Systems Group, comments on how the provisioning of automated, agile services presumes a deep ecosystem...

Erin Dunne, Director Research Services, Vertical Systems Group (moderator) Nick King, VP of Cloud Solutions Marketing, VMware Mike Frane, VP Product Management, Windstream Gregg Holzrichter, ‎CMO, BigSwitch Networks Russ Currie, VP, Enterprise Strategy, NETSCOUT Sunit Chauhan, ‎Sr. Dir., Nuage Networks Jeff Baher, Sr. Dir.,...