Tag: edge computing

Edge computing use case: Advanced predictive maintenance

Use case description Predictive maintenance monitors data from sensors on equipment to ensure it is in good condition and flag pre-emptively if there is a need to repair it, eliminating the need for scheduled maintenance, adding AI to “condition-based monitoring” For this to work effectively, dozens of sensors need to be employed combined with machine learning/AI at the edge to …

Building a telco edge infrastructure: MEC, Private LTE and vRAN (chart)

We predict a Tier-1 operator will have more than 8,000 edge servers by 2025, supporting edge workloads across multiple domains. vRAN is unique among the use-cases we have modelled because it is an evolution of a core service. Private LTE, vCDN and MEC all involve connectivity, but represent new service offerings, for which the operator must attract new, primarily enterprise …

Partnering on telco edge computing: Hyperscalers’ edge strategy (chart)

Partnering on telco edge computing: Hyperscalers’ edge strategy (chart)

Hyperscalers are moving rapidly to expand their presence at the edge and create and exploit different opportunities. By 2018, Google, AWS and Microsoft Azure launched their stacks that support on-premise deployment and extend their services to hybrid cloud environments. Namely, Google Anthos, AWS Outposts and Azure Stack. Within the last year, all these hyperscalers have released versions of their solutions …

Network intelligence and the emergence of the NSAPs

STL Partners conducted research, supported by Altran, into the emergence of a new category of services that are increasingly important to enable the next generation of network dependent services. In this article, we detail our findings. There is a resurgent interest in applications interfacing with networks With the advent of 5G, NFV and cloud native networking technologies there is a …

Apple Glass: An iPhone moment for 5G?

The delivery of ‘mixed reality’ experiences through various forms of AR / VR ‘glasses’ is improving, and Apple may be planning to enter the fray alongside other heavyweight players such as Amazon and Google. We review the realistic timescales, and the opportunities for telcos.

Leading telco edge computing activities globally, July 2020 (chart)

Leading telco edge computing activities globally, July 2020 (chart)

The stages of edge planning and deployment as well as the level of commitment to invest in edge vary greatly among operators, with some already planning to build out edge compute infrastructure, while others are prioritising platforms. However, in terms of use cases, many operators are coalescing around a few key applications, such as video analytics and AR/VR, where they …

COVID 19 impact on telecoms survey

COVID-19: Impact on telco priorities

This research is based on a survey of more than 200 respondents across operators, vendors and others in the telecoms industry, between 21st April and 8th May 2020. It covers perceptions of likely changes in telco investment priorities and activities over the next few months in 2020.

5G Bridging the gap from hype to reality

5G: Bridging hype, reality and future promises

What should telcos do to bridge the gaps between current hype, actual performance, and future promises on 5G? We argue that a data-driven and forensic approach to roll-out and marketing will be the key, particularly in the uncertain economic environment driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, and review the timelines for future applications.

5G-a-liser

What will make or break 5G growth?

The roadmap from today’s 5G hype to mass consumer adoption and 5G-enabled enterprise applications is far from clear. This report identifies the key factors that will influence 5G development, and plots them on the 5G-aliser, which we will update regularly to track progress in 5G supply and demand.

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