Ensuring QoE at the Mobile Edge

Latency-sensitive applications require new approach to the network edge

Drivers like the growth of the internet of things and mobile gaming highlight the importance of network quality at the mobile edge. Users and devices reside at the edge, which means operators need to provide a high-quality, responsive network experience where applications are running.

Network latency is particularly noticeable at the edge. In the case of mobile gaming, for instance, lag and jitter can make or break the user experience; this has a direct correlation to operator opex in terms of customer service calls, and can result in customer churn. To give another example, a big benefit of the IoT is near real-time data analysis that can result in actionable insight. The lower the latency, the faster data can be turned into the insight needed to identify a potential failure in a piece of industrial equipment.

Vasona Networks specializes in providing solutions that ensure QoE at the edge. The company is rolling out a new tool geared toward IoT, enterprise and gaming applications. Edge Breakout, part of Vasona’s MEC SmartAIR Edge Services Platform, lets target apps use “real-time cell insight and traffic management capabilities to allow third-party applications to break out the traffic from its path near the edge and deliver it to a secure, local cloud.”

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