MEC and 5G

Multi Access Edge Computing is set to be a key enabler for future services based on 5G. This course shows how the two technologies work with one another, outlining the basic concepts before exploring the standardised MEC architecture. Focus is given to the System and Host Level components, before detailing how MEC integrates with the 5G Service Based Architecture.  5G techniques and technologies which MEC will exploit will then be discussed, with consideration given to AF Influenced Traffic Routing, LADNs, Uplink Classifiers, Branching Points and SSC.

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MEC and 5G

This course will contain the following topics:

  • MEC Basic Concepts.
    • MEC Use Cases.
    • Trusted and Untrusted MEC Application Functions.
    • MEC Standardization.
    • Support for MEC in 5G.
  • MEC Architecture:
    • MEC Functional Architecture:
      • System, Host and Network Levels.
      • MEC Services.
    • MEC Reference Architecture:
      • Mx1, Mx2.
      • Mm1, Mm2, Mm3, Mm4, Mm5, Mm6, Mm7, Mm8, Mm9.
      • Mp1, Mp2, Mp3.
    • MEC System Level Elements:
      • CFS Portal, Device App, OSS, User App LCM Proxy, MEC Orchestrator.
    • MEC Host Level Elements:
      • MEC Platform, MEC Platform Manager, VIM, NFVI, MEC Apps.
    • 5G and MEC Integration.
      • 5G SBA.
  • 5G Enablers for MEC:
    • AF Influenced Traffic Routing.
    • Traffic Steering Control.
    • LADN (Local Area Data Networks).
    • Uplink Classifiers.
    • 5G Uplink Classifier Addition Procedure.
    • IPv6 Multi-homing (Branching Points).
  • Session and Service Continuity:
    • SSC Mode 1, SSC Mode 2, SSC Mode 3.
    • UEs and MEC Application Mobility.

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