What is Mobile Edge Computing?

- Oct 17, 2019-

Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) can use the wireless access network to provide the services and cloud computing functions required by telecom users to create a carrier-class service environment with high performance, low latency and high bandwidth, and accelerate the network. Quick downloads of content, services and applications allow consumers to enjoy an uninterrupted, high-quality web experience.


In order to avoid the pipeline of mobile bearer networks, telecom standards organizations and operators are studying how to integrate deeply with mobile Internet and IoT services in the future 5G networks, thereby increasing the value of mobile network bandwidth. Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) proposed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute ETSI is a technology based on the 5G evolution architecture and deeply integrating mobile access networks with Internet services. On the one hand, MEC can improve the user experience and save bandwidth resources. On the other hand, by sinking computing power to mobile edge nodes, it provides third-party application integration, which provides unlimited possibilities for service innovation of mobile edge portal. The seamless integration of mobile networks and mobile applications will provide a powerful weapon for dealing with various OTT (OverTheTop) applications.


Regardless of whether the 5G network adopts C-RAN (Centralized/Cloud Radio Access Network) or D-RAN (Distributed Radio Access Network), mobile edge computing will be introduced to detonate new application innovation mechanisms. Bringing cloud computing and cloud storage closer to the edge of the network, you can create a carrier-class service environment with high performance, low latency and high bandwidth, accelerate the distribution and download of various content, services and applications in the network, and let consumers Enjoy a higher quality web experience. Some features of mobile edge computing devices include Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Network (SDN), Edge Computing Storage, High Bandwidth, Green Energy Saving, etc., which are derived from data center technologies, but In some respects, such as reliability and communication bandwidth, the demand is higher than the data center.