Mobile Edge Compute
The telecommunications industry has seen a dramatic and rapid shift from centralized core cloud computing towards mobile edge computing (MEC), which pushes computing, network control and storage to base-station controllers and radio-access towers at the edge of the network. IDC forecasts an $80 billion market opportunity for MEC by 2021 and yet carriers and operators today see real-world multi-vertical applications such as machine-control, advanced-gaming and command-and-control applications requiring the performance of MEC solutions.
MEC transforms access nodes into intelligent service hubs as micro datacenters, which host a computing platform that drives the solutions mentioned above by reducing latency and directing the application control and data most efficiently.
Aricent’s Edge Compute solution provides advantages of MEC functionality to carriers plus a comprehensive operational and control interface and cloud-based software development environment and analytics, which accelerate the creation of a rich ecosystem of relevant multi-vertical applications.