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Figure 1.48 MEC reference architecture [46].

The MEC applications run as VMs on top of virtualization infrastructure provided by the MEC host. The applications interact with the MEC platform over an Mp1 reference point to utilize the services offered by the platform. The MEC platform manager is a host-level entity that is further split into MEC platform element management, MEC application life cycle management, and MEC application rules and requirements management functions. The application life cycle management consists of application instantiation and termination procedures as well as providing indication to the MEC orchestrator on application-related ...

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