Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) will enable users and devices to store/access much higher volumes of data by way of direct access to the Internet rather than relying upon transport through the core of cellular networks. MEC significantly optimizes available bandwidth as well as cellular back-haul, two areas that will become increasingly important as LTE continues to evolve and 5G networks roll-out. A variety of enhanced and new apps and services will be enabled by MEC. Many of these new apps and services will be directly or indirectly involved with Smart Cities, Intelligent Buildings, and Smart Homes.
This research evaluates MEC technology, architecture and building blocks, ecosystem, market drivers, applications, solutions, and deployment challenges. The report also analyzes MEC industry initiatives, leading companies, and solutions. The report includes a market assessment and forecast for MEC users/devices within CSP networks and MEC revenue globally, regionally, and within the enterprise market for years 2017 to 2022. This research also assesses the global market for IoT generated from Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, and Smart Homes. The report provides detailed forecasts globally and regionally for the period 2017 to 2022.
- IoT companies - Data analytics companies - Mobile Network Operators - Smart city infrastructure suppliers - Smart building services companies - Wireless/mobile infrastructure providers - Smart home software and services providers
Key Topics Covered:
Multi-access Edge Computing 2017 - 2022
1 Executive Summary
2 Introduction 2.1 Understanding Multi-access Edge Computing 2.2 Important Characteristics of MEC 2.3 MEC Benefits
3 MEC Technology, Platforms, and Architecture 3.1 MEC Platform Architecture Building Blocks 3.2 MEC Value Chain for Edge Cloud Computing 3.3 MEC Technology Building Blocks 3.4 MEC Technology Enablers 3.5 MEC Deployment
4 MEC Market Drivers and Opportunities 4.1 Limitations of Cloud Convergence 4.2 IT and Telecom Network Convergence 4.3 Base Station Evolution 4.4 Cell Aggregation 4.5 Virtualization in the Cloud 4.6 Continually Improving Server Capacity 4.7 Data Center to Network Interactions 4.8 Open and Flexible App and Service Ecosystem 4.9 Fifth Generation (5G) Wireless 4.10 Edge Cloud and Data Transferability 4.11 Proximate Cloud Computing 4.12 Increasingly Faster Content Delivery 4.13 Advantages of MEC Small Cell Deployment 4.14 Overall Mobile Data Demand 4.15 Low Latency Applications 4.16 Integration of MEC with Cloud RAN 4.17 MEC Enhances Real-time Data and Analytics