A Perspective on Multi-Access Edge Computing

Edge Computing is necessary architecture to meet the requirements of 5G applications and allows service providers to address the needs of vertical markets. The implementation of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) has until now lacked a compelling business case but this could change soon as service providers develop their strategy on how to best address vertical markets. This paper provides a perspective on MEC outlining some of the key benefits and challenges facing the ecosystem that must be overcome for wider MEC adoption. Read more…

Will Open Source Disrupt the Telecom Value Chain?

The rapid emergence of open source models in the design of telecom and network infrastructure systems is a trend that could drastically change the industry value chain and underlying competitive dynamics. Several strategic initiatives initiated by Cloud and Internet players, telecom operators, and disruptive startups portend a new paradigm reshaping this sector over the next few years. In this paper, we summarize our view on the potential of open source technologies and impact on business models in the telecom ecosystem. These views are based on our involvement in the development of telecom networks and Cloud infrastructure, which we intersect with the observations of leaders in these ecosystems. Read more…


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