Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) enables the edge of the network to run in an isolated environment from the rest of the network and creates access to local resources and data.
It is the part of edge computing and is highly applicable to many scenarios including M2M, network security, Big Data Analytics, and many business-specific applications. MEC brings virtualized applications much closer to mobile users ensuring network flexibility, economy and scalability for improved user experience.
What is MEC Important ?
- MEC represents an over $80B market opportunity by 2021
- MEC will enable new data-focused carrier revenue streams
- MEC enables many new cloud-based apps to leverage real-time data
- MEC will be a key component to the success of 5G for new applications
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