MEC is an idea whose time has come. And for mobile operators, advertisers, and OTT providers, it's also an idea that can't come soon enough.
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To understand where next-gen communications will be tomorrow, look to the 5G trials of today.
For a server to be truly dispensable, it should be able to be shut down at will or fail without any noticeable end-user impact.
Edge devices will create a tsunami of data, and while using databases would seemingly help tame the volumes of data at the edge, databases don’t work at the edge.
While MEC is set to address the data demand of 5G networks, adding network programmability to MEC ameliorates the overall MEC solution.
VNFs that leverage the latest server technology and are architected for high data plane throughput are the best path to building the high-speed, high-capacity networks that 5G will require.
During the last five years, the NFV market has been heating up, but in order to reach the next steps of innovation and growth the market must fill a number of technological gaps.
5G and mobile edge computing are inextricably linked and will herald a new wave of innovation.
Expect to see vRAN proof-of-concept trials and deployments soon.
Moving to telco cloud positions allow CSPs to participate in the hyper-connected world, today and in the years ahead.
5G is emerging to be the nervous system of the new digital society and economy.
Network slicing lets service providers create the ideal virtual network.
The server is the core building block of the NFV infrastructure.
The 5G architecture is also introducing a re-architecture of the core, incorporating new technologies and approaches.
The next big thing in the mobile world is 5G and virtualized networks.