Liaison statement
ETSI ISG MEC (Multi access Edge Computing) Phase 2

State Posted
Posted Date 2017-04-18
From Contact Chantal Bonardi
To Group IETF
To Contacts The IETF Chair
The IETF Chair
Response Contact
Purpose For action
Deadline 2017-06-09 Action Needed
Attachments MEC(17)000234_ETSI_ISG_MEC__Multi_access_Edge_Computing__Phase_2
1. Overall description:
ETSI ISG MEC would like to inform IETF that we have held the first meeting of
our second phase of operation, with a new leadership team and new Terms of
Reference. We have also approved a new work item to update our Use Cases and
Requirements specification GS MEC 002 based on but not limited to our new
The following candidate topics are now in scope for Phase 2:
•	Support for non-3GPP access technologies to broaden the applicability of the
MEC in terms of access specific network capability and information exposure to
the applications
•	Expanding the support of virtualization (e.g. containers,
Platform-as-a-Service, distributed virtualization) to render the MEC
environment as attractive as possible for 3rd party application
•	Support for new charging models, in collaboration with the 3GPP and other
relevant SDOs
•	MEC Integration in NFV environment
•	Filling any gaps related to lawful interception, in collaboration with the
•	New compelling use cases that may identify additional missing parts that the
ISG will agree to work on (e.g. enhanced security in a multi-access domain). 

In addition, the ISG plans to develop specifications on testing and test
methodologies and shall consider how to best leverage the ETSI capabilities in
this area.
The ISG will continue to coordinate experimentation and showcasing of MEC
solutions (e.g. PoC Zone), and will produce PoC case studies and
documents/reports of PoC results. The goal of ETSI MEC is to incorporate
operational and delivery experience from the ETSI MEC PoCs and re-introduce
concepts into existing and future MEC specifications.

The ISG will work to strengthen the collaboration with other organizations and
also plans to work constructively with open source communities.

2. Actions:
ETSI ISG MEC encourages IETF to send any agreed MEC related use cases and
requirements from your meetings to us via common member contributions to our

3. Date of next meetings of the originator:
MEC#9b	25-27 April 2017	Munich, DE.
MEC#10	12-15 June 2017	Beijing, CN.