The +85 members of the ETSI Multi-access Edge Computing group (ETSI MEC ISG) have created a new working group to focus on accelerating market adoption and implementation of systems using MEC-defined framework and services exposed by MEC-standardised Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).
The new Deployment and Ecosystem Development working group (WG DECODE) will pursue the following goals:
DECODE is under the leadership of Dr. Walter Featherstone, Principal Research Engineer at VIAVI Solutions.
“The MEC application enablement framework, with its service APIs, offers software developers an incredible opportunity to develop new and innovative services that exploit the contextual information only available at the network edge. The MEC-APIs are there, so now is the time to focus on accelerating the development of the edge ecosystem and start offering service consumers, i.e. Telco subscribers, a new level of experience. The DECODE working group provides a vehicle to do so”.
To highlight the transition of MEC from development and towards deployment, MEC has also approved a new method for demonstrating the viability of MEC in commercial networks, termed MEC Deployment Trials (MDTs). Plugtests™ events and hackathons offer developers a place of choice to test their products, next generation applications and development platforms.