Nov. 13, 2018 – Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany

Dario Sabella

Senior Researcher, Intel, Germany

DARIO SABELLA is working with INTEL as Senior Research and Standards engineer, acting also as company delegate of the 5GAA (5G Automotive Association). In his role within Next Generation Standards division, Dario is working on new technologies and edge cloud innovation for the new standard of communication networks, involved in ecosystem engagement and coordinating internal alignment on edge computing across SDOs and industry groups, in support of internal and external stakeholders/customers. In ETSI, he’s serving as MEC Secretary and Lead of Industry Groups, and previously from 2015 as Vice Chairman of ETSI MEC (Mobile Edge Computing) IEG. Prior to February 2017 he worked in TIM (Telecom Italia group), in the Wireless Access Innovation division, as responsible in various TIM research, experimental and operational activities on OFDMA technologies (WiMAX, LTE, 5G), cloud technologies (MEC) and energy efficiency (for energy saving in TIM’s mobile network). From 2006 he was involved in many international projects and technological trials with TIM’s subsidiary companies (ETECSA Cuba, TIM Brasil, Telecom Argentina). Since joining TIM in 2001, he has been involved in a wide range of internal and external projects (including FP7 and H2020 EU funded projects), often with leadership roles. Author of several publications (40+) and patents (20+) in the field of wireless communications, radio resource management, energy efficiency and edge computing, Dario has also organized several international workshops and conferences.

5G and Multi-Access Edge Computing


Edge computing is a commonly recognized key technology supporting 5G systems. Currently MEC is the only international standard available for edge computing, covering many vertical market segments. Also other industry groups and project communities are addressing many areas of edge computing, from specific industrial domains and points of view, impacting the MEC standard. The presentation will provide an overview of MEC and how this technology is related to 5G networks, and the involvement of Intel in MEC standard and related industry groups (5GAA, 5G-ACIA, …), with particular reference to some recent activities to engage the MEC ecosystem (PoCs, Hackathons, MDTs).