MEC - Applications at the network edge
The Nokia Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) platform can rapidly process content at the very edge of the mobile network, delivering an experience that is ultra-responsive as latency is significantly reduced. Multi-access Edge Computing now takes full advantage of the telco cloud, enabling new possibilities to serve the operator’s radio network and to co-exist with our other Virtualized Network Functions.
As a software function, it delivers flexibility, scalability and efficiency to multiple base station sites using existing interfaces and innovative Ethernet-based fronthaul.
Nokia is one of the founding members of the Multi-access Edge Computing ETSI Industry Specification Group, which now has over thirty participating members driving standardization and fostering an open environment around IT and cloud-computing capabilities within the radio access network. Through MEC, Nokia will drive differentiated services and new applications with an open architecture and standardized interfaces. Read how Zone applications can amplify visitor experience, enhance venue operations and increase revenue.
Virtualized MEC: MEC platform evolution to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers
Virtualized Multi-access Edge Computing (vMEC) is a software-only solution that can be deployed on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers, making it easy to integrate with existing IT infrastructure.
MEC processes data close to where it is generated and consumed. This enables the network to deliver the ultra-low latency required by business-critical applications and to support interactive user experiences in busy venues. By processing data locally, MEC applications can also significantly reduce data transfer costs. vMEC software components can be purchased by subscription to greatly reduce your upfront investment and business risk.