What is MEC?
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The basics of multi-access edge computing
Multi-access edge computing (MEC) brings technology resources closer to the end user. Data is processed and stored at the network’s edge, not at some distant data center, significantly reducing latency. MEC provides both an IT service environment and cloud computing capabilities to help enable the real time enterprise.
The potential for single-digit latency will open doors to a whole new generation of business possibilities.
Businesses can act on data right where it’s created. This can lead to greater performance, contextually aware applications and improved security.
Expanded IoT potential.
With MEC, processing that would take place in IoT devices can now occur in the cloud. This significantly lowers the energy and battery demand in IoT devices, allowing for rapid expansion.
How MEC and 5G can change entire industries
A next-generation network isn’t just about speed. It’s about reimagining what’s possible. Here are just a few examples of how MEC and Verizon 5G can help you innovate and transform.
Connected factory floors are becoming always on. MEC architecture can improve floor safety, get machines communicating in near-real time and maintain zero-touch quality assurance.
Businesses will be able to take advantage of 24/7 autonomous fleets. MEC, with the high bandwidth and low latency of 5G, will process road and driving information in near real-time.
With computing at the network’s edge, wireless infrastructure stadiums will meet high traffic demands. Audiences will be able to unlock rich, real-time content for meaningful engagement.
MEC and 5G:
a powerful combination
Multi-access edge computing vs mobile edge computing
While multi-access edge computing refers to the edge of any network, mobile edge computing refers to the edge of only the mobile network. Verizon 5G Edge is a mobile edge computing platform that enables developers to build applications for wireless edge devices with lower latency.
As applications increasingly move to the edge of the network, Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband and MEC can be a force multiplier for innovation.
Virtualization from core to edge.
We’ve virtualized the core of our network, and now we’re virtualizing the radio access network (RAN) edge to make edge-on-demand possible.
MEC is all about location, and we have service points across the country.
Performance and reliability.
5G Ultra Wideband is built right to support even the most demanding of applications and use cases.
5G Nationwide available in 2700+ cities. 5G Ultra Wideband (UWB) available only in parts of select cities. 5G UWB access requires a 5G capable device with select voice/data & 5G UWB plans.
For mobile edge computing to succeed at scale, a high-performance cellular network is critical. Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband was built from the start to support future applications, devices and services.
With this new architecture, developers will be able to build applications with ultra-low latency for mobile end users and wireless edge devices. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities for the public and private sector.