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Specialist/Testing Task Force 599:
MEC Sandbox Maintenance and Development

Who we are:


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What we do

The objective of STF599 is to enhance and maintain the ETSI MEC Sandbox, an interactive environment ( that enables edge application developers to learn and experiment with ETSI MEC Service APIs.  STF599 will maintain the MEC Sandbox to assure its availability to the MEC ecosystem and will enhance the MEC Sandbox feature set, based on user and ISG MEC feedback.   

For more details, see our Terms of Reference

Why we do it

The ETSI ISG MEC has specified a set of service APIs targeted for use by MEC applications and services deployed in an edge environment ( Developers can browse and download OpenAPI compliant descriptions for these MEC Service APIs on the ETSI Forge site ( The MEC Sandbox is a pioneering step forward by offering edge developers the opportunity to interact with “live” MEC Service APIs in an easy to use online environment. The Sandbox provides a more engaging and educational experience than considering the specifications in isolation.  MEC Hackathons and Plugfests will be facilitated by the availability of the MEC Sandbox. This, in turn, will influence the standardization activities in ISG MEC, through the real-life feedback from API end users.

How we do it

The STF is composed of technical experts who will, in coordination with our STF Steering Committee and the MEC DECODE Working Group, maintain and develop the MEC Sandbox, using agile methods, including Scrum.


STF599 will deliver:
•    Maintenance updates to the MEC Sandbox ( to ensure the Sandbox is available and properly functioning.
•    Sandbox enhancements to introduce additional capability to the MEC Sandbox, based on user, DECODE working group, and ISG MEC feedback. 
•    Enhancements will include new and updated MEC Sandbox Scenarios, emulated edge network topologies, and additional MEC Service API behaviour or data models.  

Time plan

The work of STF599 started in January 2021 and will be completed by 24 December 2021.   

The main milestones of the project are listed in the table below:

     Code               Task / Milestone / Deliverable                                                                                                             Target date                                     
   A  MEC Sandbox Maintenance Update - #1
Progress Report#1 to be approved by MEC DECODE WG
 Mar 31, 2021
    B Additional MEC Scenario and Services Finalized
Progress Report#3 to be approved by MEC DECODE WG
 Jun 30, 2021
    C MEC Sandbox Maintenance Update - #2
Progress Report#2 to be approved by MEC DECODE WG
 Jul 31, 2021
    D MEC Sandbox Scenario – beta test available
Progress Report#4 to be approved by MEC DECODE WG
Sep 30, 2021
    E MEC Sandbox finalized, i.e. all scenarios implemented.
Final Report to be approved by ISG MEC
STF Closed.
Dec 24, 2021


How to contact us

If you are interested in being a MEC Sandbox beta tester or simply want to learn more,
please contact us via

This information is based upon STF working assumptions.

The views expressed do not necessarily represent the position of ETSI in this context.