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CNTT Use Cases

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Executive Summary

Edge computing, a disruptive technology, that should be considered for adoption by Digital Service Providers (DSP) as it is tightly linked with a number of use cases that monetize 5G. Thus, operators, cloud service providers, content providers and application developers are increasingly focussed on Edge computing.

Edge is considered as one of the main enablers to 5G use cases adoption. There are a number of 5G challenges that Edge will support solve so as to implement the 5G requirements defined by “IMT-2020 and 5G” “” . Edge is required to support enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), massive machine-type communications (mMTCs) and ultra-reliable low-latency communications (uRLLCs).

With respect to monetization, Edge will help DSPs with their Return on investment (ROI) on 5G and cloud as a number of new services require the Edge. For example, services such as Cloud Gaming, Assisted Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), 5G private networks, and vRAN.


Based on CNTT’s goal and purpose is to develop a robust cloud infrastructure model and define a limited set of discrete architectures built on that model that can be tested and validated for use across the entire member community.

Extend CNTT’s Scope beyond the Regional and National Data Center cloud infrastructures to the Edge. The Edge is a disruptive use case where CNTT can add value especially as there are a number of scattered initiatives under various Standard Development Organisations (SDO) and open source communities.”

Edge Stream related activities :

Approach & Scope

All Edge requirement gaps under Reference Model , Reference Architecture 01 (OpenStack), Reference Architecture 02 (Kubernetes) will be identified and fulfilled.

Edge scope under CNTT will cover :

Out of Scope


This section introduces some principles that should be followed during the definition and development of Edge scope to be covered in CNTT Reference Model, Reference Architectures, Reference Implementations and Reference Conformance test suites.

A main principle is that CNTT Edge will not re-define a new branch of CNTT and target to avoid re-inventing what other organizations already have . CNTT Edge following the same principles that defined in existing Reference Model Principles, the Reference Architecture Principles and the Network Principles.

CNTT believes that Edge computing is unique in terms of infrastructure requirements, implementation and deployment, and that’s why there some additional principles specific to the edge need to be defined.


Standard Developing Bodies (SDO) and Open Source Communities Interlock