Mobile Edge Computing (MEC): Market Assessment and Forecasts 2016 - 2021




Published: October 2016   Pages: 102
License Types Available

Choose an Option Below



Other Ordering Options

Overview:

Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) enables the edge of the network to run in an isolated environment from the rest of the network and creates access to local resources and data. It is the part of edge computing and is highly applicable to many scenarios including M2M, network security, Big Data Analytics, and many business-specific applications. MEC brings virtualized applications much closer to mobile users ensuring network flexibility, economy and scalability for improved user experience.

This research evaluates MEC technology, architecture and building blocks, ecosystem, market drivers, applications, solutions, and deployment challenges. The report also analyzes MEC industry initiatives, leading companies, and solutions. The report includes a market assessment and forecast for MEC users and MEC revenue globally, regionally, and within the enterprise market for years 2016 to 2021.

Forecasts include MEC infrastructure (equipment, platforms, software, APIs, and services). All purchases of Mind Commerce reports includes time with an expert analyst who will help you link key findings in the report to the business issues you're addressing. This needs to be used within three months of purchasing the report.

Key Findings:

  • MEC represents an over $80B market opportunity by 2021
  • MEC will enable new data-focused carrier revenue streams
  • MEC enables many new cloud-based apps to leverage real-time data
  • MEC will be a key component to the success of 5G for new applications

Report Benefits:

  • MEC forecasts 2016 – 2021
  • Understand MEC technology
  • Understand the MEC ecosystem
  • Identify MEC market opportunities
  • Learn how MEC will impact industry verticals
  • Identify significant MEC players and offerings
  • Recognize the potential for MEC in enterprise

Target Audience:

  • Mobile Network Operators
  • API management companies
  • SDN and virtualization vendors
  • Telecom managed service providers
  • Wireless/mobile infrastructure providers
  • Software, Application, and Content Providers
  • RAN, Cloud Computing, and MEC R&D organizations
  • Cloud and Cloudlet infrastructure and service providers

Table of Contents:

1 Executive Summary
2 Introduction
2.1 Understanding Mobile Edge Computing
2.1.1 Edge Computing
2.1.2 Edge Computing vs. Cluster Computing
2.1.3 Mobile Edge Computing
2.2 Important Characteristics of MEC
2.2.1 Processing at the Edge
2.2.2 Low Latency
2.2.3 Context Based
2.2.4 Location and Analytics
2.3 MEC Benefits
2.3.1 Business Benefits
2.3.2 Technical Benefits
2.3.3 Mobile Network Operator Benefits
3 MEC Technology, Platforms, and Architecture
3.1 MEC Platform Architecture Building Blocks
3.1.1 MEC Infrastructure
3.1.2 MEC Application Platforms
3.1.3 MEC Management Framework
3.2 MEC Value Chain for Edge Cloud Computing
3.3 MEC Technology Building Blocks
3.3.1 Radio Network Information Service
3.3.2 Traffic Offload Function
3.3.3 MEC Interfaces
3.3.4 Configuration Management
3.3.5 Application Lifecycle Management
3.3.6 VM Operations and Management
3.3.7 Hardware Virtualization and Infrastructure Management
3.3.8 Core Network Elements
3.3.9 Open Standards
3.4 MEC Technology Enablers
3.4.1 Mobile Computing to Mobile Cloud Computing
3.4.2 Cloudlet based Mobile Cloud Computing
3.4.3 Cloudlet to Cloud
3.4.4 PacketCloud Open Platform for Cloudlets
3.4.5 Enterprise Cloud Architecture
3.4.6 Akamai Cloudlet Solution
3.4.7 OPENi Cloudlet Storage Framework
3.5 MEC Deployment
4 MEC Market Drivers and Opportunities
4.1 Limitations of Cloud Convergence
4.2 IT and Telecom Network Convergence
4.3 Base Station Evolution
4.4 Cell Aggregation
4.5 Virtualization in the Cloud
4.6 Continually Improving Server Capacity
4.7 Data Center to Network Interactions
4.8 Open and Flexible App and Service Ecosystem
4.9 Fifth Generation (5G) Wireless
4.10 Edge Cloud and Data Transferability
4.11 Proximate Cloud Computing
4.12 Increasingly Faster Content Delivery
4.13 Advantages of MEC Small Cell Deployment
4.14 Overall Mobile Data Demand
4.15 Low Latency Applications
4.16 Integration of MEC with Cloud RAN
4.17 MEC Enhances Real-time Data and Analytics
4.17.1 Why Data at the Edge?
4.17.2 Convergence of Distributed Cloud and Big Data
5 MEC Ecosystem
5.1 Network Ecosystem
5.2 MEC Ecosystem Players
5.2.1 Software and ASPs
5.2.2 OTT Service and Content Providers
5.2.3 Network Infrastructure and Equipment Providers
5.2.4 Mobile Network Operators
6 MEC Application and Service Strategies
6.1 Optimizing the Mobile Cloud
6.1.1 Mobile Network Operator Strategies
6.1.2 Service Strategies and End-user Demand
6.2 Context Aware Services
6.2.1 Commerce
6.2.2 Education
6.2.3 Gaming
6.2.4 Healthcare
6.2.5 Location-based Services
6.2.6 Public Safety
6.2.7 Connected Vehicles
6.2.8 Wearables
7 MEC Market Forecasts 2016 - 2021
7.1 Global Market 2016 - 2021
7.1.1 Combined MEC Market
7.1.2 MEC Market by Segment
7.1.2.1 MEC Cloud Server Market
7.1.2.2 MEC Equipment Market
7.1.2.3 MEC Platform Market
7.1.2.4 MEC Software & API Market
7.1.2.5 MEC Service Market
7.1.3 MEC Enterprise CAPEX & OPEX Spend
7.1.4 MEC Network Migration
7.1.5 MEC Enterprise Adoption
7.2 MEC Regional Market 2016 – 2021
7.2.1 North America Market Forecast
7.2.2 APAC Market Forecasts
7.2.3 Europe Market Forecast
7.3 MEC Network Users 2016 – 2021
7.3.1 Global MEC Network Users
7.3.2 MEC Network User by Supporting Network
7.3.3 Regional MEC Network Users
7.3.3.1 North America Users
7.3.3.2 APAC Users
7.3.3.3 Europe Users
8 Conclusions and Recommendations

Figures

Figure 1: MEC Value Chain for Edge Cloud Computing
Figure 2: Extreme Outdoor Server
Figure 3: Cloudlet based PacketCloud Framework
Figure 4: MEC and C-RAN Architecture
Figure 5: Mobile Edge Computing Network
Figure 6: MEC Network and Application Clients
Figure 7: MEC enables Many Cloud-based Apps
Figure 8: Combined MEC Market Size 2016 - 2021
Figure 9: MEC Network Migration Ratio 2016 – 2021
Figure 10: MEC Enterprise Adoption Ratio 2016 – 2021
Figure 11: Global MEC Network User 2016 – 2021

Tables

Table 1: MEC Market Size by Market Segment 2016 – 2021
Table 2: MEC Cloud Server Market by Category 2016 – 2021
Table 3: MEC Equipment Market by Category 2016 – 2021
Table 4: MEC Platform Market by Category 2016 – 2021
Table 5: MEC Software & API Market in Vertical Segment 2016 – 2021
Table 6: MEC Service Market by Type 2016 – 2021
Table 7: MEC Optimization CAPEX and OPEX Spend by Enterprise
Table 8: MEC Market by Region 2016 – 2021
Table 9: North America MEC Market by Segment 2016 – 2021
Table 10: North America MEC Cloud Server Market by Category 2016 – 2021
Table 11: North America MEC Equipment Market by Category 2016 – 2021
Table 12: North America MEC Platform Market by Category 2016 – 2021
Table 13: North America MEC Software & API Market in Vertical Segment 2016 – 2021
Table 14: North America MEC Service Market by Type 2016 – 2021
Table 15: North America MEC Market by Country 2016 - 2021
Table 16: APAC MEC Market by Market Segment 2016 – 2021
Table 17: APAC MEC Cloud Server Market by Category 2016 – 2021
Table 18: APAC MEC Equipment Market by Category 2016 – 2021
Table 19: APAC MEC Platform Market by Category 2016 – 2021
Table 20: APAC MEC Software & API Market in Vertical Segment 2016 – 2021
Table 21: APAC MEC Service Market by Type 2016 – 2021
Table 22: APAC MEC Market by Country 2016 - 2021
Table 23: Europe MEC Market by Market Segment 2016 – 2021
Table 24: Europe MEC Cloud Server Market by Category 2016 – 2021
Table 25: Europe MEC Equipment Market by Category 2016 – 2021
Table 26: Europe MEC Platform Market by Category 2016 – 2021
Table 27: Europe MEC Software & API Market in Vertical Segment 2016 – 2021
Table 28: Europe MEC Service Market by Type 2016 – 2021
Table 29: Europe MEC Market by Country 2016 - 2021
Table 30: MEC User by Supporting Network 2016 – 2021
Table 31: MEC Network User by Region 2016 - 2021
Table 32: North America MEC User by Supporting Network 2016 - 2021
Table 33: APAC MEC User by Supporting Network 2016 - 2021
Table 34: Europe MEC User by Supporting Network 2016 - 2021


Categories



Infrastructure

Broadband
Back Top Home Sitemap