MNL researchers, Dr Harilaos Koumaras and Mr George Xilouris on behalf of the 5Genesis H2020 project, contributed to the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) and 5G Infrastructure Association (5GIA) new white paper entitled Edge Computing For 5G Networks, which was presented in February 2021. The white paper provides a) a brief introduction to the Edge computing concept, b) an exhaustive technology review focusing on virtualisation, orchestration, network control, and operational frameworks, c) a discussion about the role of security, and d) an analysis of several business aspects around the Edge ecosystem. Moreover, the white paper provides an in-depth analysis of Edge solutions that have been selected, deployed and validated by 17 different EU funded 5G PPP projects including the 5Genesis project.

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