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Roundup: Mobile Edge Computing PoC’s so far Article

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Halfway through 2016, mobile edge computing is front and centre of discussions held by operators, service providers and tech companies.

With the MEC landscape hotting up, here’s a rundown of the eight Proof of Concept’s already approved by ETSI:


  1. Video user experience optimisation

PoC Team: Intel – China Mobile – iQiYi

It’s predicted over half of all video will be consumed on mobile in 2016, so the pressure is building for operators to deliver a great video experience. By ensuring a higher bit rate, edge computing applications are able to provide subscribers with a guaranteed user experience.


  1. Edge Video Orchestration (EVO) and video clip replay

PoC Team: Nokia – EE – Smart Mobile Labs

EVO is all about enhancing live sport or music with a mobile experience. Bringing content closer to the consumer, edge computing reduces latency whilst requiring no modification to the core network.


  1. Radio aware video optimisation in a fully virtualised network

PoC Team: Telecom Italia – Intel UK Corporation – Eurecom – Politecnico di Torino

This concept improves the quality of video streaming according to the radio conditions of the user. With video traffic in mind, Telecom Italia’s concept aims to provide more bandwidth in congested locations and can transcode video to different formats to improve quality of experience.


  1. Flexible IP-Based services

PoC Team: InterDigital – Bristol is Open – Intracom – CVTC – Essex University

Project host Interdigital demonstrate how operators can use edge networks to accelerate content and streaming media delivery to customers who are also clients of over-the-top services.


  1. Enterprise services

PoC Team: Saguna – Adva Optical Networking – Bezeq International

Led by Saguna, this concept demonstrates how edge computing is able to provide employees in the enterprise market a fast connection directly to the enterprise LAN, using their smartphone or tablet.


  1. Healthcare – dynamic hospital user, IoT and alert status management

PoC Team: Quortus Ltd – Argela – Turk Telecom

Hospitals play host to a range of users requiring varying levels of access to local infrastructure. This PoC enables hospitals to assign a cellular access hierarchy and open access to local systems depending on access rights.


  1. Multi-service MEC platform for advanced service delivery

PoC Team: Brocade – Gigaspaces – Advantech – Saguna – Vasona – Vodafone

This PoC sets out an infrastructure that will support multiple MEC platforms and applications, enabling edge computing to evolve over time.


  1. Video analytics

PoC Team: Nokia – Vodafone Hutchison Australia – SeeTec

Providing video surveillance to cities, municipalities and enterprises over an LTE network, it’s demonstrated how MEC can be used to analyse raw video streams and for forwarding relevant incidents from the control room.


To find out more about the ETSI MEC PoC’s visit the MEC Wiki. You’ll be able to see the final six PoC’s live in action at Mobile Edge Computing Congress 2016. View the full line up and secure your place today. 

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