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Introduction

Mobile edge computing is a new market initiative that aims to place advanced processing capabilities at the network edge, namely the mobile base station. There are many technical benefits to this, but the business case remains to be proven.

Highlights

  • MEC is a key pillar for the networks of 2020 and is an enabling technology for 5G networks.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyses the opportunity of MEC and outlines what challenges it is likely to face.
  • Discusses who is active in the MEC value chain and who is not.

Key questions answered

  • What is MEC?
  • Why is MEC important?
  • Which vendors are important for MEC?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Market status

  • Nokia’s Liquid Applications
  • Applications
  • Industry developments

Market dynamics

  • Value chain
  • What is the ideal location for an MEC server?

Market outlook

  • Next steps
  • Future outlook

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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