Mobile operators are preparing their networks for 5G. Part of that process includes moving to software defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV). Multi-access edge computing (MEC) and Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) are two sub-sets of the overall shift away from the traditional network architecture to one that looks more like a data center.
MEC emerged on the wireless industry stage several years ago. It has the potential to be as disruptive a technology as anything that is being discussed today – 5G New Radio, NFV/SDN, C-RAN, etc. In fact, MEC is quite likely to help realize the promise of 5G.
This market study details the MEC spending by mobile operators on MEC for their own networks. A partner market study by iGR details the spending on MEC in the enterprise segment. It includes a write up of Vasona Networks.