Specialist Task Force 625:
MEC Sandbox Feature Enhancement, Maintenance, and User Support
Who we are:
What we do
The objective is to maintain and enhance the MEC Sandbox environment
which is publicly accessible running on the ETSI Forge website for
demonstrating and experimenting with the MEC service APIs.
This work will include:
• Sandbox maintenance and user support: ensuring
that the Sandbox is available and functioning by addressing issue
reports and bugs from the Sandbox user community, making updates to
the Sandbox as needed, and responding to Sandbox user inquires on the
Sandbox Slack workspace (
• Sandbox enhancements: adding new capabilities to
the Sandbox, based on feedback from users, ISG MEC, and DECODE WG.
For more details, see our Terms
Why we do it
The MEC ISG 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 APIs on
the ETSI Forge site (
The MEC Sandbox is a pioneering step forward, offering edge developers
the opportunity to interact with “live” MEC APIs in an easy-to-use
online environment. This will provide 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 the API end
How we do it
The STF is composed of technical experts who will, in coordination with
the MEC DECODE Working Group and STF Steering Committee, maintain and
develop the MEC Sandbox using agile software development methodologies.
STF work will be carried out remotelyand a Slack workspace is there to
facilitate communication between members of the STF.
STF 625 will deliver:
• A set of MEC Sandbox Scenarios, emulated edge network topologies with
edge node and terminal behaviour, including MEC service API data models
• A MEC Sandbox Web User-Interface for developer interaction via the
ETSI Forge Site
• A MEC Sandbox Back-End Emulation Engine to realize the Sandbox
• Finally, an Integrated MEC Sandbox Solution (scenarios, front-end, and
back-end) ready for deployment to the ETSI Forge Site
• Maintenance updates to the MEC Sandbox (https://try-mec.etsi.org/) 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.
The work of STF 625 started in January 2022 and will be completed in
February 2023. The main milestones of the project are listed in the
|| MEC Sandbox Maintenance Update and Feature Set #1.
Completion of all the outputs listed under Task T2.
Decision to continue the STF by MEC#30
Progress Report#1 approved by MEC DECODE WG
||MEC Sandbox Maintenance Update and Feature Set #2. Completion
of all the outputs listed under Task T3.
Progress Report#2 approved by MEC DECODE WG
||MEC Sandbox Feature Set #3 selected, prioritized, reviewed,
||MEC Sandbox Maintenance Update and Feature Set #3. Completion
of all the outputs listed under Task T4.
Final report approved by ISG MEC
Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.