Multi-Access Edge Compute Opportunities in Asia/Pacific

Multi-Access Edge Compute Opportunities in Asia/Pacific

CSPs have a major stake in the outcome of edge computing. Having lost out on the cloud computing wave to web-scale players, such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, CSPs have either sold their datacenter assets to cloud providers or drastically scaled back their investment plans as they reassessed the business case. However, this time around with edge computing, CSPs have significant advantages over the web-scale players. They also have several challenges that they contend with to accurately scope the edge computing opportunity and then plan for deployments, says Shiv Putcha, adjunct research director, IDC Asia/Pacific.

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Distributed Network Architectures Have Increasingly Become the Norm
CSPs Have a Major Role to Play at the Edge, But Will They Be Central Players?
CSPs Have Significant Advantages When It Comes to Edge Computing
CSPs Have Significant Real Estate
CSPs Have End-To-End Network Visibility Relative to Web-Scale Players
CSPs Are Also Faced with a Number of Issues That Could Limit the Scope of the Opportunity
Fixed Network Upgrades to Fiber Are Reducing Latency
Creating a Micro Datacenter Is Not a Simple Miniaturization Exercise
Which Applications Need Access to Edge Computing Today? Will They Pay a Premium?
Can CSPs Build a Developer Ecosystem?
CSPs Are Struggling to Push Network Features to the Edge
Asia CSPs and Edge Computing Initiatives
Advice for the Services Provider
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