This book provides a complete and strategic overview of Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC). It covers network and technology aspects, describes the market scenarios from the different stakeholders’ point of view, and analyzes deployment aspects and actions to engage the ecosystem. MEC exists in and supports a highly complex "5G world" in which technologists and non-technology decision makers must act in concert and do so within a large interconnected ecosystem of which MEC is just one, albeit an important, part. Divided into three sections, with several chapters in each, the book addresses these three key aspects: technology, markets, and ecosystems.
Part 1. MEC and the Network. From Cloud Computing to Mobile Edge Computing. Introducing MEC in the Network. The Three Challenges of MEC. MEC and the Path toward 5G. Part 2. MEC and the Market Scenarios. MEC Market: Vendors' Perspectives. MEC Market: Over-the-Top Perspective .MEC Market: New Verticals Perspective. Part 3. MEC Deployment and the Ecosystem. MEC Deployments: Cost Aspects. The MEC Ecosystem. MEC Deployments: Next Trends. Appendix: MEC Resources.