Multi-access Edge Computing: Its Role in 5G An Editorial Feature Report from RCR Wireless News

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One of the primary 5G use cases is ultra reliable low latency communications, which delivers real-time connectivity for emerging applications such as drone-based services, manufacturing or automotive automation and mobile AR/VR.

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“You can do edge computing without 5G, but you can’t do 5G RAN without edge computing,” as Alex Reznik, chair of ETSI’s MEC ISG, put it.

The challenges and opportunities of multi-access edge computing in telecom networks is explored in a new editorial special report from RCR Wireless News, titled “Multi-Access Edge Computing: Its Role in 5G.”

The report is available as a free download in the Reports section at RCR Wireless News here.

The first rounds of 5G standards have emerged from the Third Generation Partnership Project and are making their way into the initial wave of 5G network equipment and devices. But the Radio Access Network is only one of multiple pieces that will enable 5G. Virtualization is another, as is multi-access edge computing: MEC.

MEC is entwined with 5G, but it’s not exclusive to 5G. MEC can be implemented in LTE networks as well, and industry players have been exploring how MEC can be used in a number of contexts to support the internet of things and enterprise applications, and how their networks need to evolve to support MEC. But achieving some of the widely-anticipated characteristics of 5G is impossible without MEC and a radical shift in network architecture and computing resource placement.

“You can do edge computing without 5G, but you can’t do 5G RAN without edge computing,” as Alex Reznik, chair of ETSI’s MEC ISG, put it.

This report delves into what MEC is, why it is an important piece of preparation for and evolution to 5G, some of the challenges associated with implementing MEC and current activity in MEC deployment.

Download this report to learn:
Market projections for the edge computing market
Recent developments in the edge computing space
Use cases for MEC and recent test, trials and operator initiatives
Challenges for MEC deployments

Watch the complimentary editorial webinar here featuring:
Kelly Hill, Executive Editor, RCR Wireless News
Iain Gillott, President and Founder, iGR
Jeff Sharpe, Senior Strategic Product Manager, ADLINK Technology
Alex Reznik, Chair of ETSI’s Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) Industry Specification Group
Max Cohen, Business Development, North America, Telco/Service Provider, NVIDIA

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