Today, we are seeing the emergence of the major shift on digital application in computing that depends on digital infrastructure. Telcos, Communication Service Providers (CSPs), even their ecosystem need to bring in cloud-like operational advantages to the telco 5G world.
Cloud-based services and infrastructure became so popular and beneficial that many operators and enterprises followed the multiple cloud solutions trend.
It’s important to understand features of the new cloud-network convergence and how the cloud architecture address these requirements and further accelerate the roll-out of 5G.
1. Optimize the network resources and bring new 5G offerings to market faster.
2. Cloud-network convergence makes it easier for network engineers to design, test and deploy new services across both 4G and 5G networks.
3. The upgrade of cloud-network offers many benefits to the end customers, from greater network speed and reliability, to new experiences that are now possible because of reduced latency.
But this convergence also presents big technology challenges. The complexity of the environment and the risk of being attacked are emerged as a result of the expanded converged networks.
That forces a requirement for secure connectivity because of corporate governance or regulatory requirements.
Competitive advantage doesn’t come from the simple act of converging and using cloud services; it comes from using them in innovation, low-carbon and diversified development.
The business opportunities that cloud-network convergence enables is going to be massive with use cases ranging from retail edge, automotive edge, telco edge, and smart cities.
IPLOOK’s MEC solution
Powering these new experiences mentioned above will be software applications that are running with a greater number of components running at the network edge.
Based on 5G evolution architecture, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) deeply integrates mobile access network with internet services, utilizing wireless access network to provide services and cloud computing functions for telecom users nearby.
IPLOOK’s flexible and efficient MEC solution can provide real-time, high-bandwidth, and high-security services based on specific scenario.
For the information of IPLOOK’s MEC solution, it has practiced on the convergence of cloud-network, each with technologies like the big data, artificial intelligence etc., and ultimately progress to the innovation in application and satisfaction in customers.