RESEARCH REPORT

In brief

In brief

  • This report explores the use cases driven by Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC).
  • It also provides an overview of architecture and standardization activities in this area.
  • Finally, it describes the MEC architecture’s key challenges, and benefits for Communications Service Providers.


Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) transforms the topology and architecture of mobile networks from pure communication networks for voice and data, to an application platform for services. Against this backdrop, MEC should be seen as complementing and enabling the service environment that will characterize 5G.

While previous generations of mobile communication networks focused primarily on media interaction – connecting people across different places – 5G will enable multiple use cases, including working in the cloud, remote control of robots, virtual reality (VR) gaming, augmented reality (AR) for predictive maintenance, autonomous driving and automation.

Explore insights on use cases driven by MEC architecture, the architecture and standardization activities in this area, and MEC architecture’s key challenges and benefits for Communications Service Providers.

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