Multi-Access Edge Computing in the Emerging 5G Era

Multi-Access Edge Computing in the Emerging 5G Era

Edge computing is rapidly emerging as a key building block for the vision of 5G networks and the applications and services that they will enable. "MEC is an important concept being developed by the telecoms industry to not only build a network edge that will offer compute and storage resources, but the key building block through application programming interfaces (APIs) to driving a new ecosystem that could potentially generate significant new business opportunities and revenue streams for SPs," says Shiv Putcha, analyst, IDC Asia/Pacific.

Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
New Use Cases Are Driving the Shift from Centralized to Distributed Architectures
The Emergence of Real-Time Apps and Surging Demand for Mobile Broadband
Digital Transformation and the Emerging Internet of Things Ecosystem
Increasing Demand from Industry Verticals
New Opportunities for Telecom Operators
What Is MEC?
MEC Architecture and Deployment Scenarios
Deployment Scenarios
RAN sites
Aggregation Sites
Enterprise/Hub Sites
Use Cases
Optimized Delivery of High-Definition Video/Multimedia Content
AR/VR and Gaming
Localized Venue Services
Local Breakout for Private Networking
IoT and Vertical Industries
Connected cars
Advice for the Services Provider
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