Edge Computing in 5G

The fundamental idea with Edge Computing is to allow services and applications to be hosted and executed “close” to the subscriber/user/client. Edge Computing in general results in lower end-to-end latencies and lower load in transport networks

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The fundamental idea with Edge Computing is to allow services and applications to be hosted and executed “close” to the subscriber/user/client. Edge Computing in general results in lower end-to-end latencies and lower load in transport networks. 

3GPP has done standardization work aiming at implementing, facilitating and/or integrating Edge Computing in the 5G System. The course accounts for these standardization efforts and their relationship to each other.

Important note: The course is not about the possible edge applications themselves, e.g. V2X, AR/VR or manufacturing. The course is about how the 5G System can support these applications being deployed at the edge of the network.

Course outline

Edge Computing in 5G - Introduction
  • Short repetition of the 5G system architecture, Network Functions (NFs) and NF Services, Data Networks (DNs), PDU Sessions etc.
  • Application Server (AS) vs Application Function
  • PDU Session Anchor (PSA) and Data Network Access Identifier (DNAI)
  • Network Exposure and AF Traffic Influencing
5G System Enhancements for Edge Computing (3GPP TS 23.548)
  • New functionality included in 3GPP TS 23.548
  • The Edge Application Server (EAS)
  • Edge DNS Client (EDC) and Edge Hosting Environment (EHE)
  • The Edge Application Server Discovery Function (EADSF)
Architecture for Enabling Edge Applications (3GPP TS 23.558)
  • New functionality included in 3GPP TS 23.558
  • Edge Data Network (EDN)
  • Edge Enabler Layer (EEL)
  • Edge Enabler Client (EEC) and Edge Enabler Server (EES)
  • Edge Configuration Server (ECS)
  • Service Based Interfaces and APIs
  • Relevant procedures e.g. Service Provisioning, Discovery, Registration
  • Relationship to 5G Core Service Based Architecture, e.g. NEF (Network Exposure Function)

Prerequisites

Technical system-level knowledge of 5G is strongly recommended.