MEC Edge Computing Accelerates 5G Network Transformation
As 5G deployment is being accelerated worldwide, MEC architecture is also evolving quickly to keep up with the expansion of 5G networks. As the next generation of mobile network, 5G is 10 times faster than its predecessor and drives latency down to 1ms. By bringing computing and intelligence closer to where data is generated and analyzed as well as where real-time decisions are made, MEC is essential in enabling telecommunication operators to deliver on their 5G promises by significantly reducing latency, increasing connection speed, enhancing network security, and improving quality of service to end users. With the integration of MEC to effectively distribute networking demands, 5G’s tremendously improved capabilities can handle an exponentially increasing number of connected devices, and enable a wide range of latency- and bandwidth dependent, cross-industry technologies and applications including artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, autonomous vehicles, connected cars, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), smart city, and smart transportation.
In the era of 5G, having a clear edge computing implementation strategy largely determines if telecommunication operators can succeed in tapping into emerging service opportunities and winning over their competition. This drives the collaboration between operators and leading industry research institutions and consortia on edge computing architecture standardization, reference designs and pilot projects. MEC is one of the most prominent collaborative efforts with the primary purpose of improving user experience and saving bandwidth resources, as well as providing endless possibilities for service innovation at the network edge.
By leveraging more than 20 years of expertise in developing highly reliable and available embedded computing systems, ADLINK is a premier supplier of extensive, cost-effective COTS, as well as fast time-to-market ODM solutions to worldwide tier-one Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) and network security integrators. ADLINK has been an active contributor playing an increasingly important role in influential industry consortia including the Open Compute Project (OCP), the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), and the Open Data Center Committee (ODCC). Now ADLINK is devoted to driving MEC innovation by leveraging its next-generation Open Compute Carrier-grade Edge Reference Architecture (OCCERA) and AI & IoT (AIoT) platforms. Working together on advanced, open architecture business initiatives with its broad range of strategic ecosystem partners, ADLINK is well positioned to facilitate the 5G network transformation and help service providers capitalize on enormous edge computing-enabled service opportunities with its leading MEC technologies and solutions.