Top Companies Operating with Mobile Edge Computing
These companies excel in their use of mobile edge computing.
Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC), formerly known as mobile edge computing is a type of edge computing that extends the capabilities of cloud computing by bringing it to the edge of the network. MEC was borne out of the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) initiative that originally focused on placing edge nodes on the mobile network, but it has now expanded to include the fixed (or eventually converged) network.
Verizon 5G Edge and AWS Wavelength bring the power of the world’s leading cloud closer to mobile and connected devices at the edge of the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network. That means developers can:
- Build apps with ultralow latency
- Use familiar AWS services, APIs, and tools
- Extend your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
The responsibilities of Verizon
- Accelerate innovation with a premises-based, enterprise cloud computing, storage, and networking solution with optional professional and managed services.
- Develop and run applications that benefit from edge compute capabilities, including extremely low latency and local compute, storage, and backhaul transport efficiencies.
- Take advantage of mission-critical, vertical PaaS and SaaS capabilities and private network-enabled restricted access and performance to help transform your business.
MobiledgeX, founded by Deutsche Telekom, is a multi-sided software platform provider in the mobile edge computing space, connecting operators, developers, and cloud providers with edge resources to enable complex edge applications. MobiledgeX’s key focus is on their Edge-Cloud, a mobile edge network deployment, which features platform-independent SDKs, distributed matching engines, and a multi-tenant control plane that enables applications to be deployed in a simple manner.
MobiledgeX is building a developer-friendly, multi-tenant, on-demand set of edge services to enable the deployment of applications, application components, and services much nearer to connected users and devices than is possible with today’s centralized cloud services. From a developer perspective, the goal of MobiledgeX and the edge ecosystem is to make sure any edge services offered seamlessly integrate into existing ways of developing and do not add any additional operational burden than already existing in best practice cloud-based design workflows.
Affirmed Networks develops mobile network solutions, specifically their virtualized cloud-native mobile core solution. They also offer a MEC-based solution: Affirmed’s Cloud Edge (ACE). Affirmed Networks state that this service will help CSPs in their deployment of content delivery networks (CDNs), AR and VR, autonomous vehicles, drones, IoT, and private networks for location-based services. Affirmed is also working with companies such as Microsoft Azure and AWS to deploy vEPCs for private networks on AWS stacks (e.g. Outposts) and Azure Stack Edge.
Affirmed is helping mobile network operators (MNOs) build that future today with the company’s fully virtualized, cloud-native mobile core solutions. Around the world, its technology helps deliver 4G/5G differentiated services including mobile broadband, IoT, carrier-grade Wi-Fi roaming, connected cars, and more. The company’s web-scale technology is empowering operators such as AT&T, Etisalat, Vodafone, Three UK, and many others to transform the economics of deploying and scaling 3G, 4G/LTE, 5G, and Wi-Fi services. Affirmed’s technology is based on an open architecture and delivers high performance in a small footprint, reduces operational costs, and provides the flexibility to run services where they are needed to help people meet the requirements of the customers.