Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)
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.
MEC multi-radio connectivity
MEC implements computing at the network edge. Nokia MEC multi-radio connectivity takes computing to the enterprise site, for example by making the current enterprise Wi-Fi and operator LTE work together for the benefit of both.
MEC multi-radio connectivity enhances the capabilities of the Nokia MEC platform by providing an overlay approach for multi-operator and multi-access network integration that is truly independent of the radio access and core networks. This flexible framework mixes and matches different technologies to improve capacity and is not coupled to the capacity of underlying networks. Any access for uplink/downlink can be chosen by the framework according to application need.
MEC multi-radio connectivity can be planned independently and meets the needs of any size enterprise and venue deployment. Creating new revenue opportunities for enterprises and venues, the solution is future proof, being easily extendable to support newer technologies (for example MulteFire and 5G).
Nokia Multi-access Edge Computing MEC
Connected cars – use case for Multi-access Edge Computing
Millions of people are injured in traffic accidents every year. In 90% of these incidents, the cause is human error. Connected cars can improve road safety, but they need ultra-low latency for communications.
- Real-time: Lowest robust application latency end-to-end
- Interactive: Maximum transaction rate between device and local ‘cloudlet’ for optimal compute results
- Secure: Local communications to private networks for performance, privacy, and security
- Analytical: Real-time insights from data at the point of capture, minimum cloud ingress bandwidth
- Distributed: Rapid introduction of network and other functions in the RAN, dynamic filtering rules
Multi-access Edge Computing can be deployed on any wireless network infrastructure, be it cellular or Wi-Fi, or a combination of both.
- Nokia launches Mobile Edge Computing-based enterprise applications19 Sep 2016
- Nokia launches Mission Critical Communications Alliance to drive global adoption of 4G LTE-based public safety technology14 Sep 2016
- Nokia launches predictive optimization service and accelerates migration to IP video 08 Sep 2016
- Nokia and Skolkovo Foundation to expand Mobile Edge Computing application ecosystem in Russia02 Jun 2016
- Nokia and China Mobile deliver extreme mobile data capacity and real-time video at major Shanghai motor race15 Apr 2016
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Multi-access Edge Computing keeps user traffic local, therewith meets demanding requirements on uncontested bandwidth, latency, and data privacy. The MEC platform, being based on standards, is a good, long-term investment for a big variety of applications for smart cities and enterprises.