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Breakfast Briefing: Making sense of MEC: business models and service innovation
An interactive discussion presented by Quortus.
We’ve heard a lot about mobile edge computing and the technicalities of how it will be implemented. But what are the business realities? Why should service providers embrace the technology? When will it happen? Who will benefit? What distinctive services will it enable? And who will pay? Please join us to discuss these open questions in an informal discussion over breakfast
Led by: Andy Odgers, CEO, Quortus Riki Dolby, CTO, Quortus Steve Coppins, Senior Manager Business Development, QuortusPaul Trubridge, Senior Manager, Products, Quortus
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Mobile Edge Computing: The story so far…
-Adoption of MEC: How has MEC been adopted so far and how can we measure MEC adoption rates?
- Is the “M” in MEC required? Are we looking at more than just the mobile edge?
- Analysing PoC’s and trials in MEC
- What will be/are the key uses cases for edge computing?
- Who is working on MEC technologies and who isn’t? How can we drive adoption forward as an industry?
China Mobiles Turbo-Charged Edge: Deploying MEC today to prepare for a 5G future
- MEC as a key stepping stone for 5G
- China Mobile’s MEC Trials: Deploying MEC in different scenarios
- Case Study: Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai – The world’s largest deployment of Mobile Edge Computing in a live network to date
- MEC to reduce backhaul pressure, end to end latency and improve signaling overhead
Case Study: Huawei MEC strategy update
-Building the business case, deploying and monetizing MEC
- Examining current use cases, trials and PoC’s
- Standardising edge computing- Partnerships with vertical markets to ensure successful adoption of the MEC platform
Building the Business Case
Building the Business Case for MEC: Examining its role in the 5G ecosystem
-The Pillars of 5G: What technologies will make up the 5G ecosystem?
- Building the business case for 5G
- Why is MEC necessary for 5G? What applications will it enable?
- The business case for MEC in the 5G world: Why is it unique? What does MEC offer that other technologies can’t deliver?
Energizing the Edge
- The Edge
- Where the telco world meets the IT world
- What has worked well in the past will not be successful now
- How must the telco ecosystem innovate to ensure the success of MEC?
- How can we encourage the development of more applications for MEC?
- Some early start-ups
Morning Refreshments - Bavarian Breakfast – courtesy of ETSI
Panel Discussion: Why MEC? MEC vs. Competitor Technologies
-Why is MEC unique? Can the functionalities MEC demonstrates be met by other technologies? Internet scaling etc…
- Why is “the edge” so important? How might 5G requirements be met without utilising the edge?
- What are the risks to MEC? Which companies are backing alternative technologies?
- What can be done to promote the value of MEC within the industry?
The Edge of LTE: Deploying a MEC platform in today’s networks
-How can MEC technologies be used to improve live networks in the short term?
- What are the applications that are MEC ready?
- Major challenges in today’s networks that need to be solved before 5G
- What obstacles need to be overcome before we can deliver MEC for LTE to consumers
- Examining the LTE to LTE
-A evolution and how this impacts MEC deployment
- How can MEC be monetized in the short term?
MEC: An IT and APP point of view
- IT Department Requirements, CSO & User Management
- What does friendly look like to App Developers and IT departments?
- Scale and control for IT and Software Tools
NTT Network Innovation Labs Presents: Creating large scale edge infrastructure
- NTT edge innovations to date: Edge web server, free to use services
- What is the value proposition of developing edge servers?
- Investing in large scale edge infrastructure: What kind of equipment and infrastructure is needed?
- Applications for connected cars, health care etc. Partnership with industry
What are the Operating Differences at the Edge and in the Cloud?
- Contrasting Edge and Cloud: Why do the edge and cloud require very different platforms?
- Thinking differently: Edge and Cloud are different - even if the imperative to be software-defined and agile is true in both cases.
- Cloud = speed and flexibility Edge = rigor and precision- How can the two technologies work together in harmony?
Hosted Lunch Tables:
Networking Lunch and ETSI PoC Demo Zone
1) The Operators Role in Edge Computing
2) Incentivising the Development of Applications for the Edge
3) Edge Computing and 5G
4) Assessing Key MEC Use Cases
5) Monetizing MEC
Panel Discussion: Edge Computing as a Key Enabler for 5G
- We can deploy and monetize edge computing technologies over LTE today, but it will be a corner stone of 5G technologies. How do the functionalities of edgecomputing overlap with the capabilities demanded of 5G?
- What is 5G? What will a 5G network look like? And how will edge computing fit into the 5G ecosystem?
- Low latency applications and services for 5G enabled by the edge- Capacity targets that edge computing will help to deliver
Where is the Edge of the Network?
-What is the edge? Where in the network should we deploy edge servers?
- Balancing quality of service delivered with cost efficiency
- How does the application of the sever impact where it should be deployed?Which applications require the lowest latency?
- How close to the user can we possibly get? Device to be used as server?
MEC forward: Increasing network agility and accelerating business innovation
- Making MEC simple to adopt for web services
- Simple to implement and fast to deploy
- Decouple services and infrastructure to increase efficiency
- Built in support for HetNets, 5G and beyond
Afternoon Refreshments Break
Case Study: Implementing the ETSI MEC Architecture – Challenges and Lessons Learnt
- Building the ETSI MEC architecture: Status of the project to date
- Challenges encountered: Open issues on the architecture
- Integrating the ETSI MEC platform with NFV
- Next steps: When will customers benefit from the benefits MEC delivers?
Extending the MEC case to dynamic distribution of applications across virtualized network
- Therole of OSS in virtualized telecom networks
- R&D opportunities in mobile edge computing
- The impact of innovations on telecom operators
Edge Computing for B2N Fixed Network Services
-What needs to be at the edge and what can be Core
- Where is the edge Network based and/or Customer site?
- Operational issues to be resolved
End of Mobile Edge Congress Day One
The Edge Awards
The Edge Awards Presented by: Iain Gilliot, President, iGR
The Edge Awards Categories
Awards submissions deadline: 19th of August
Shortlist Announced: 29th of August
Istvan Lajtos, Director, Web Working Group, GSMA
Alberto Diez, Principal Consultant, Mobile Plots
Latif Ladid, President, IPv6
Monica Paolini, President, Senza Fili Consulting LLC Christian
Christian Renaud, Research Director, IoT, 451 Research
MECtoberfest! - Oktoberfest Party