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The scope of multi-access edge computing continues to expand as more companies and industry bodies declare an interest. The MEC Congress in September addressed the developing MEC ecosystem and likely future adoption of the technology.


  • There are calls for the large number of standards bodies, industry consortia, and other interested parties to coordinate their work on MEC.

Features and Benefits

  • Discover what MEC is, who is working to define and develop the technology, and which potential markets it addresses.
  • Understand how MEC fits into the broader, evolving distributed network architecture and why it is important for 5G.

Key questions answered

  • Who is working to define and standardize multi-access edge computing and how will it fit in the evolving network architecture?
  • What are the benefits of MEC in terms of application and service development, and what hurdles does it face?

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  • Summary
  • A logical next step in network design
  • Toward commercial MEC services
  • More work will be required to secure MEC's role in 5G


  • Further reading
  • Author

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