OSM Release Five adds support for network slicing and employs a microservices architecture to make it a viable choice for 5G use cases.
The software-based platform is focused on mobility network functions needed to interconnect any edge application without any upgrades to the underlying network or origin cloud.
The group will produce vendor-neutral APIs and software tools focused on mobile functions running on edge infrastructure.
Radisys says operators want a platform that supports specific applications. They don't want uncertainty about which platform to use.
The specifications are for attribute-based encryption that describes how to secure personal data, combining access control with data encryption.
ETSI MEC is working with ETSI NFV to determine how to deploy MEC in an NFV environment.
ETSI NFV endeavors to make VNFs as open as possible.
The group elected its leadership and determined its working topics.
Some existing licensing models include perpetual, pre-pay, post-pay, pay-per-use, and pay-per-GByte.
Several different groups are trying to bring order to multi-access edge computing.
Service providers say 5G challenges require using NFV, SDN, and MEC.
Four service providers are leading the initiative: China Mobile, DT, Telefonica, and NTT Docomo.
The first order of business is standardizing APIs that support edge computing interoperability.
MEC is an important part of the operator's network virtualization goals.
MEC is considered a key element of 5G.