5G Mobile Edge Computing with Enriched
Radio Network Information Services
Project will demonstrate how MEC can minimize latency, reduce backhaul traffic, reduce download times,
improve media quality, enables operators and third party service providers to come up with new services
which as a result not only increase user satisfaction but also generate new revenue streams and save
CAPEX and OPEX for the telecommunications ecosystem.
Along with the demonstration of MEC capabilities and benefits, the final outcome of the project will be a
complete MEC solution which includes MEC framework, base station services and MEC applications.
The base station services include measuring the energy consumption on multiple Base Station
components, from the radio, to the controller or combiner. This will enable detailed energy consumption
measurements and evaluating the impact of MEC in base station operation.
A test bed will be setup during the project to experiment and develop prototypes. Two different test setups
will be established, one version being a remote, distributed test bed with each partner using their equipment
locally and then a second version where all the equipment is brought together in one of the partners labs. In
addition, this test bed will also be used for demonstration purposes, especially for the content caching
As ARGELA is the R&D company of Turk Telekom, it does have access to Turk Telekom test network. The
consortium is planning the use this opportunity to demonstrate the project outcome on Turk Telekom test
Along with the product development effort will be made on standards activities. Since the consortium is very
active in ETSI MEC Industry Specification Group (ISG) standardization activities, consortium will try to
contribute project results. This standardization effort is discussed in detail in the following section.
All partners may pursue IPR rights on their research activities throughout the project. ARGELA has been
actively filing patents on programmable and virtualizable base stations and is planning to file further patents
in the related areas.