Ioannis Sarigiannis

August 31, 2018

Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)-enabling technologies towards implementing the 5G vision

Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) relies on the combination of various cutting-edge technologies [1] such as cloud computing and virtualization, a concept deployed near the end user (UE) proximity, instead of a central location. Furthermore, utilizing network function virtualization (NFV), software defined networks (SDN) and network slicing (NS) attributes, crucial requirements such as flexibility and multitenancy support are enabled. In detail: Cloud computing is a fusion of technologies which aims to […]
August 31, 2018

Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and its important role in 5G implementations

Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC), or formerly known as Mobile Edge Computing, is a term given by ETSI, the European Telecommunication  Standards Institute, when referring to the cloud-computing capabilities offered at the edge of the network.  The term was changed in September 2017, in order “to embrace the challenges in the second phase of work and better reflect non-cellular operators’ requirements” [1]. MEC is responsible to deliver computing, storage and networking […]