ETSI Multi-access Edge Computing


The main objectives of MEC are: optimization of mobile network resources by hosting compute-intensive applications, pre-processing of data, enabling services within close proximity of mobile subscribers, and providing context-aware services with the help of radio access network information.

In doing so, MEC enables a wide variety of applications, where low latency is strictly required, e.g. driverless vehicles, virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR), robotics, and immersive media.

While the Base Stations in traditional cellular networks are mainly used for communication purposes, MEC enables them to be co-located with MEC servers for providing mobile users with additional services. This transformation pushes intelligence towards the edge of the network where resources can be used not only for traditional communication purposes, but also for computation, caching, and control services.


Technical education and/or at least one year of technical telecom experience is recommended.

NOTE: The course is under development and the content may be subject to changes.

Background and introduction to edge computing

  • ETSI Standardization
  • 3GPP standardization

What is ETSI MEC?

  • Host, platform and applications


  • Discovery and registration
  • DNS handling
  • Traffic Rules
  • Radio Network Information Services, RNIS
  • Location services
  • UE id
  • BW management

MEC Architecture

  • Mobile Edge Platform
  • Mobile Edge Platform Manager
  • Mobile Edge Orchestrator

MEC in Network Function Virtualization, NFV

  • Network Function Virtualization Orchestrator, NFVO
  • Virtual Network Function Manager, VNFM
  • Mobile Edge Platform Life Cycle Manager, MEP LCM
  • Virtual Network Function Manager, VNFM
  • Multi-access Edge app LCM

Deployment of MEC in 5G

  • Deployment scenarios
  • Traffic steering
  • UE and application mobility
  • Capabilities exposure

MEC use case examples

  • MEC for third-party cloud service producers
  • MEC for serverless computing and cloud integration for massive IoT devices
  • MEC for enterprise users
  • MEC for industrial IoT

MEC use cases in 5G

  • Application instantiation on MEC host
  • Traffic steering to the MEC host
  • Location updates and mobility events to MEC
  • Application offload to a new MEC host

MEC support for network slicing

  • Support for slicing

Cloud RAN, C-RAN and MEC

  • Cloud and MEC

Services APIs

  • MEC application packaging and on-boarding
  • MEC app instance instantiation and operation
  • Client-side app and MEC app communication
  • Usage of MEC platform and services

We offer substantial discounts for group bookings, and we have corporate rates with most of the operators and equipment suppliers in the world.

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