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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A software-driven approach to security makes advanced capabilities possible even on a tight budget.
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Standards — once critical for achieving interoperability — have failed to adapt.
Operators need reliable tools to discover, visualize, and explore multi-layer topologies and inter-connections.
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