WBA’s 5G Project identified the evolution of Mobile Edge Computing towards Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) to better reflect non-cellular operators’ requirements, including Wi-Fi.
MEC Computing provides an IT service environment and cloud-computing capabilities at the edge of the mobile network, within the Radio Access Network (RAN) and in close proximity to mobile subscribers. The aim is to reduce latency, ensure highly efficient network operation and service delivery, and offer an improved user experience.
WBA is taking the leading role to define a set of services for Wi-Fi and working with ETSI MEC ISG to ensure that the MEC APIs are suitable for supporting Wi-Fi use cases.
Outcomes / Target Audience
In this project, WBA will include the analysis of the use cases that necessitate the exposure of radio network related information from Wi-Fi access networks, and possible definition of an RNIS API for supporting Wi-Fi use cases. The industry will be benefited with the finding of issues associated with exposing and/or normalizing different delays and/or averaging algorithms which will likely need cross industry analysis.
The scope of this project:
• Focus on the a practical MEC objective and deliverable
• WBA statement on the MEC arena, setting the scene for future work
• Project to align with ETSI MEC to maximize its impact and deliverables