5G, Recorded Webinar -

Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC in 5G) (28th April)

Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) in 5G

Recorded: 28th April 2022

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) has capitalised on Cloud Computing to revolutionize the way Communications Services are deployed and used, using virtualized IT infrastructure, to generate major improvements in flexibility and availability, offering opportunities to reduce the time to deploy new services and realise cost savings.

Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC; formerly Mobile Edge Computing) extends the NFV concept to deploy the virtualization resources at the network edge rather than in the core/public network – near to the users, thus enabling a range of additional benefits in terms of application performance, support for users, access to network information, data collection and content distribution. MEC thus provides a significant opportunity to offer hosting for a range of novel applications, including those deployed by third parties, but it introduces new challenges in terms of the capabilities needed, and need to deploy applications onto the right edge systems for these benefits to be realised.

This webinar explores these topics and presents an overview of the ETSI standardised architecture for MEC.

Topics include:

  • What is MEC?
  • Why is it so important?
  • The MEC concept – apps and services
  • Usage Scenarios
  • Enabling Technologies – from Cloud to 5G
  • MEC Architecture Overview
  • MEC - Isn’t it just NFV at the edge?
  • Deployment of Apps - Orchestration
  • MEC Services
  • Mobility and the Edge
  • MEC-5G integration
  • MEC – Challenges and Success Criteria

Webinar Speaker: 

John Timms

Webinar Speaker: John Timms

John Timms is an experienced trainer in IP, VoIP, IPTV, NFV/SDN and IMS/LTE Core.  John is also a former Telemanagement Forum Subject Matter Expert and specialist in QoE for VoIP/VoLTE and IP video services.