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.