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
Chapter 1 From Cloud Computing to Multi-Access Edge Computing
Chapter 2 Introducing MEC: Edge Computing in the Network
Chapter 3 The Three Dimensions of MEC
Chapter 4 MEC and the Path toward 5G
Part 2 MEC and the Market Scenarios
Chapter 5 The MEC Market: The Operator’s Perspective
Chapter 6 The MEC Market: The Vendor’s Perspective
Chapter 7 The MEC Market: The Over-the-Top Player’s Perspective
Chapter 8 The MEC Market: The New Verticals’ Perspective
Part 3 MEC Deployment and the Ecosystem
Chapter 9 MEC Deployments: Cost Aspects
Chapter 10 The MEC Ecosystem
Dario Sabella is working with INTEL as Senior Manager Standards and Research, acting also as company delegate of the 5GAA (5G Automotive Association). In his role within the Next Generation Standards division, Dario is driving new technologies and edge cloud innovation for the new communication systems, involved in ecosystem engagement and coordinating internal alignment on edge computing across SDOs and industry groups, in support of internal and external stakeholders/customers. In 2019, he has been appointed as ETSI MEC Vice-Chairman. Previously, he was serving as multiaccess edge computing (MEC) Secretary and Lead of Industry Groups, and from 2015 as Vice-Chairman of ETSI MEC (Mobile Edge Computing) IEG. Prior to February 2017, he worked in TIM (Telecom Italia group), in the Wireless Access Innovation division, as responsible in various TIM research, experimental and operational activities on OFDMA technologies (WiMAX, LTE, 5G), cloud technologies (MEC), and energy efficiency (for energy saving in TIM’s mobile network). From 2006, he was involved in many international projects and technological trials with TIM’s subsidiary companies (ETECSA Cuba, TIM Brasil, Telecom Argentina). Since joining TIM in 2001, he has been involved in a wide range of internal and external projects (including FP7 and H2020 EU funded projects), often with leadership roles. 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.
Alex Reznik is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Distinguished Technologist, currently driving technical customer engagement on HPE’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/Senior Director 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 150 granted U.S. patents and has been awarded numerous awards for Innovation at InterDigital.
Rui Frazao is the CTO and EVP of EMEA Operations at B-Yond. Prior to B-Yond, Rui was CTO of Vasona Networks, an innovative provider of multi-access edge computing (MEC) solutions, acquired by ZephyrTel (2018). He also previously held various group technology positions during his 15 years at Vodafone including serving as the Director of Network Engineering overseeing network activities 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.