Edge computing - a must for 5G success
With the huge interest in digitalization across all industry verticals - 5G is a key technology. Edge computing or Mobile Edge Computing, is a crucial part of the 5G platform and provides a first-mover advantage for communication service providers in grabbing new business opportunities.
What is edge computing?
Edge computing in telecom, often referred to as Mobile Edge Computing, MEC, or Multi-Access Edge Computing, provides execution resources (compute and storage) for applications with networking close to the end users, typically within or at the boundary of operator networks.
Edge computing can also be placed at enterprise premises, for example inside factory buildings, in homes and vehicles, including trains, planes and private cars. The edge infrastructure can be managed or hosted by communication service providers or other types of service providers. Several use cases require various applications to deployed at different sites. In such scenarios a distributed cloud is useful which can be seen as an execution environment for applications over multiple sites, including connectivity managed as one solution.
The main benefits edge solutions provide include low latency, high bandwidth, device processing and data offload as well as trusted computing and storage.