MEC Hackathon 2019 Shenzhen

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The event in Shenzhen (China) was organized by Huawei, CCSA, SDN/NFV/AI Industry Alliance, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, CAICT and Peng Cheng Lab and endorsed by ETSI and IMT2020 (5G).

The organizers accepted 12 of some 50 applicant teams to the finals to demonstrate their applications in a MEC system that was integrated with a live 5G network (Huawei & CMCC).

After a full day of demonstrations, pitch talks and technical Q&As six of the teams were rewarded in the Winning Awards category and the other six got the Best of Awards for their innovative solutions.

The jury of the event included experts from CCSA, SDN/NFV/AI Industry Alliance, Huawei, CMCC, China Telecom, China Unicom, CAICT and PengCheng Lab.

  • Press Release of the event: here

Technical challenge

  • The competition was open to developers to test their applications with ETSI MEC APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) in a variety of use cases.

  • Teams developed mobile applications for advanced services in MEC-enabled 5G networks, using ETSI MEC technologies. They were also required to onboard their applications in real-life MEC systems and connect with the MEC APIs to receive simulated in-network data.