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Mobile Edge Computing Will Be Critical For The Internet Of Things, Distributed Computing, And Blockchain

September 26, 2016

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As products and services based on the internet of things (IoT) continue to thrive, so does the reliance on the underlying network infrastructures to drive business success. However, data transmission costs and the latency limitations of mobile connectivity pose challenges to many of these IoT installations that rely on cloud computing. Mobile edge computing (MEC) is an important technology that enables businesses to deliver real-time and context-based mobile moments to users of IoT solutions while managing the cost base for mobile infrastructure.

Key takeaways:

  • Cloud and IoT solutions are increasingly intertwined and improve IoT experiences.
  • Mobile connectivity can create challenges for cloud-enabled IoT environments.
  • MEC provides real-time network and context information, including location.
  • MEC is an important network infrastructure component for blockchain.

Vendors mentioned: AT&T, Bosch Software Innovations, BT, Carnegie Mellon University, China Light & Power (CLP), Cisco Systems, Deutsche Telekom, Device Insight, Ericsson, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, GE, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Maersk Line, Nokia Networks, NTT DoCoMo, Orange Business Services, SAP, Sigfox, T-Systems, Telefónica, Telstra, and Vodafone.

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