Edge computing is a crucial part of the 5G platform and provides a first-mover advantage for communication service providers in grabbing new business opportunities.
Edge computing in telecom, provides execution resources (compute and storage) for applications with networking close to the end users, typically within or at the boundary of operator networks.
Edge computing can also be placed at enterprise premises, for example inside factory buildings, in homes and vehicles, including trains, planes and private cars. The edge infrastructure can be managed or hosted by communication service providers or other types of service providers.
The main benefits edge solutions provide include low latency, high bandwidth, device processing and data offload as well as trusted computing and storage.