With the emerge of 5G services, Telco Operators face fierce requirement for building large number of edge clouds to support the low-latency distributed services, including MEC & CRAN. In this talk, we would like to share the future network framework nationwide in China Mobile, and the architecture, design and requirement for edge cloud. China Mobile features its future network with multiple DC specifically designed for telco scenarios called TIC (Telecom Integrated Cloud) across the whole countries. Edge TICs are small scale CO located in cities and counties, even base stations. We can hardly call them as DC or clouds. The unique features of edge TIC raise requirement for light weight OpenStack, unified acceleration API, heterogeneous infrastructure resources including VM, containers, and bare metal. The presentation will introduce our vision on edge TIC, requirements, and open issues, including acceleration and container orchestration.
This presentation provide a specific design for future network based on NFV/SDN, especially on edge cloud. The presentation will help the communities understand the details about telco scenarios for the edge. In the meantime, this presentation will list the open issues waiting for the open source communities to solve, including light weight openstack for edge, acceleration and container orchestration. These are hot topics in open source communites, and this presentation will provide details about how these problems are addressed in future TIC architecture, and what we expect the open source ommunity could help to solve.