Industry Specification Group (ISG) on Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)
We create a standardized, open environment allowing the efficient and seamless integration of applications from vendors, service providers, and third-parties across multi-vendor Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) platforms.
Our work benefits several entities within the value chain, such as mobile operators, application developers, Over the Top players, Independent Software Vendors, telecom equipment & IT platform vendors, system integrators, and technology providers; who are all interested in delivering services based on MEC concepts.
We unite the telco and IT-cloud worlds, providing IT and cloud-computing capabilities within the Radio Access Network. Our work specifies the elements that are required to enable applications to be hosted in a multi-vendor multi-access edge computing environment. MEC also enables applications and services to be hosted ‘on top’ of the mobile network elements, i.e. above the network layer. These applications and services can benefit from being near to the customer and from receiving local radio-network contextual information.
We develop normative specifications, informative reports and white papers. Our DECODE Working Group is further focused on easing the implementation path for vendors operators and application developers by providing SW implementation of our APIs; developing a testing and compliance framework and a sandbox environment to be used in application development. All these are being made available through ETSI FORGE.
Our work helps enable and promote the MEC ecosystem by hosting Proof-of-Concept and MEC Deployment Trial environments as well as running Hackathons.