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Multi-Access Edge Computing in Action

1st Edition

By Dario Sabella, Alex Reznik, Rui Frazao

CRC Press

232 pages

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Hardback: 9780367173944
pub: 2019-10-23
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This book provides a complete and strategic overview of Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC). It covers network and technology aspects, describes the market scenarios from the different stakeholders’ point of view, and analyzes deployment aspects and actions to engage the ecosystem. MEC exists in and supports a highly complex "5G world" in which technologists and non-technology decision makers must act in concert and do so within a large interconnected ecosystem of which MEC is just one, albeit an important, part. Divided into three sections, with several chapters in each, the book addresses these three key aspects: technology, markets, and ecosystems.

Table of Contents

Part 1. MEC and the Network. From Cloud Computing to Mobile Edge Computing. Introducing MEC in the Network. The Three Challenges of MEC. MEC and the Path toward 5G. Part 2. MEC and the Market Scenarios. MEC Market: Vendors' Perspectives. MEC Market: Over-the-Top Perspective .MEC Market: New Verticals Perspective. Part 3. MEC Deployment and the Ecosystem. MEC Deployments: Cost Aspects. The MEC Ecosystem. MEC Deployments: Next Trends. Appendix: MEC Resources.

About the Authors

Dario Sabella received his Dr. Eng. Degree in Electronics Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2002. After graduation, he joined the research center of TIM (Telecom Italia group), being involved in several R&D projects targeting future generation communications. In 2004 he received an additional post-degree specialization Master in Telecommunications. Then he worked in the Wireless Access Innovation division, as responsible in various TIM research activities for the study of OFDMA technologies (WiMAX, 3GPP LTE and LTE-A); he worked also in FP7 and H2020 European projects (EARTH, ARTIST4G, iJOIN, Flex5Gware). From 2015 he served as Vice Chairman of ETSI MEC (Mobile Edge Computing) IEG, and from February 2017 he’s working with INTEL as Senior Research and Standards engineer. Author of several publications (40+) and patents (20+) in the field of wireless communications, radio resource management, energy efficiency and edge computing, Dario has also organized several international workshops and conferences (he’s co-founder and chairman of the CLEEN workshops series). From 2017, Dario is also Intel’s delegate of the 5GAA (5G Automotive Association), MEC Secretary and Lead of Industry Groups.

Alex Reznik is currently an Enterprise Account Architect on Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s telco strategic account team. In this role he is involved in various aspects of helping a Tier 1 telco evolve towards a flexible infrastructure capable of delivering on the full promises of 5G. Since March 2017, Alex also serves as Chair of ETSI’s Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) ISG: the leading international standards group focused on enabling edge computing in access networks. Prior to May 2016 Alex was a Senior Principal Engineer at InterDigital, leading the company’s research and development activities in the area of wireless internet evolution. Since joining InterDigital in 1999, he has been involved in a wide range of projects, including leadership of 3G modem ASIC architecture, design of advanced wireless security systems, coordination of standards strategy in the cognitive networks space, development of advanced IP mobility and heterogeneous access technologies and development of new content management techniques for the mobile edge. Alex earned his B.S.E.E. Summa Cum Laude from The Cooper Union, S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. He held a visiting faculty appointment at WINLAB, Rutgers University, where he collaborated on research in cognitive radio, wireless security, and future mobile Internet. He served as the Vice-Chair of the Services Working Group at the Small Cells Forum. Alex is an inventor of over 140 granted U.S. patents, and has been awarded numerous awards for Innovation at InterDigital.

Rui Frazao is CTO of Vasona Networks and leads the company’s technical innovation, supporting mobile network operator efforts to provide subscribers with the best broadband experiences. He works with Vasona customers worldwide on advancing mobile-edge software solutions. Rui spent nearly 15 years with Vodafone, most recently as director of network engineering for efforts across Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary and the Czech Republic. His work with Vodafone included implementing the industry’s earliest VoLTE deployments and launched the first virtualized network core platforms in Europe. Rui previously held roles with Cisco, payment network SIBS and the Lisbon Stock Exchange. He has completed studies spanning business strategies, computer systems, electrical engineering and telecommunications.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
REFERENCE / Yearbooks & Annuals
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications