When it comes to Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), or even going beyond with Fog Computing, we can clearly see how operators may save in operational costs, especially when it comes to backhauling some applications that require a very low latency and a lot of processing power that ideally should not move back and forth through the network. But, when it comes to monetization, we believe that even though MEC offers new possibilities, mobile operators will not be the ones monetizing them. Every time mobile operators have upgraded to new technologies, over the top (OTT) providers are the ones capitalizing them first. Why would MEC be any different?
Multi-vendor collaboration brings service providers new revenue opportunities from Mobile Edge Computing
Anyone who follows telco industry news will have seen that over the past year or so Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) ranks alongside 5G, IoT and NFV as a hot industry topic. Service providers worldwide are aggressively pursuing MEC projects because this application promises not only operational cost reductions but also significant opportunities to generate new revenue from new customers. Throw in the fact that the technology to implement MEC is available now and you can see why CFOs from service providers worldwide are so supportive of initiatives in this area … Keep reading the original blog post here
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