Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Multi-access Edge Computing as a Service

Escaleira, P. ; Mota, M. ; Gomes, D.G. ; Barraca, JP ; Aguiar, R.

Multi-access Edge Computing as a Service, Proc International Conference on Network and Service Management CNSM, Thessaloniki, Greece, Vol. , pp. - , November, 2022.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.23919/CNSM55787.2022.9964650


Standardization organizations, such as the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), have been gathering efforts to specify the Edge Computing paradigm. However, there is still a lack of complete, interface-wise, actual implementations and evaluations of a fully functional Edge Computing architecture. On these grounds, the work presented in this paper proposes a new Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)-Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architecture for a challenging Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C) model, based on the references provided by ETSI, and provides a prototype implementation to demonstrate its viability. The tests conducted show that the proposed framework can be efficiently deployed, allowing Telecommunications Operators to rapidly instantiate and provide an elastic Edge Infrastructure to their customers.