Mobile Edge Computing offers operational costs, but does it really offer new monetization opportunities for operators?
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?