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New boost for MEC from Huawei group and first standard APIs

The Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) initiative from ETSI has stalled a bit lately. Operators remain interested in edge computing – a way to support low latency services, control video traffic and distributed cloud platforms close to the users. But some are concerned that an ETSI approach may be slow and cumbersome compared to one driven by an open source effort or by the IT-oriented OpenFog Consortium. Two new developments come at a good time to inject new momentum into MEC then. Huawei is spearheading a MEC initiative with the potential to have considerable market impact, while the ETSI MEC Industry Specification Group (ISG) has published its first package of standardized APIs (application programming interfaces), which will support a more attractive…

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