Why Edge Computing must be a companion to NFV and 5G

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If 5G is to include a service with sub-millisecond round trip delay then basic physics demands that a powerful 'edge computing' component is included, say proponents: new air interfaces and fibre-based backhaul will only get you so far. And for that to work out, the architecture not only needs to elide with NFV, it must work with all networks, not just cellular. It's a bracing prescription, is enough effort being put into seeing it through?

Professor Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Nurit Sprecher, Chair, ETSI MEC ISG
Franz Seiser, VP Core Networks & Services, Deutsche Telekom
Alan Law, Chairman of the Small Cell Forum
Michael Brunsveld, Head of Europe, PeerApp
Dirk Lindemeier, Head of Liquid Applications, Nokia Networks

Filmed at the Mobile Edge Computing Congress, 2015, London

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