MEC, multi-access edge computing, is a natural extension of 5G networks and a service convergence point.
In the 5G era, the core network architecture is extended from a central architecture to a distributed architecture to provide deterministic connection services to a wider range of industries.
MEC is one of the key technologies in this change. It extends the computing capability of the UPF on the core network to the edge. The MEC is a network platform that can implement the downward migration of connection capabilities.
In addition, MEC is a computing platform that supports the deployment of cloud content and applications at the network edge close to the end users.
In our presentation, we will first give a general introduction to how 5G MEC fits into the landscape to the Eclipse Edge Native Working Group.
Then we show how to design and develop applications for the MEC platform using open source tools such as the Eclipse IDE.
Several key issues for running APPs on carrier edge will also be addressed:
- Key requirements from carrier edge for applications
- What capabilities should the carrier edge platform provide to applications
- How to enable application devops on the carrier edge platform and it current status