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Multi-Access Edge Computing

Your competitive edge with new business outcomes

How Multi-Access Edge Computing can help

Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) offers IT services and cloud at the "edge" of a network, and is truly game-changing in situations where milliseconds matter.

Edge Computing brings the best of both worlds, combining the agility of the public cloud with the high responsiveness of on-premise.

It reduces network congestion and speeds up application performance, bringing high definition graphics, virtual reality, gaming and more to mobile and IoT devices.

What's in it for you

Decision-making in milliseconds

Your business is able to respond in milliseconds, as your data can be captured locally without crossing the network. This means no time lost in transferring data, with sensors and devices acting in milliseconds, opening up new possibilities.

Optimal performance, secured

As your workloads will be run at the edge of the network, analysing and holding data won’t result in depleted device battery life or growing costs, which can sometimes happen when sending data over the network to the cloud.

Your business working smarter

With decision-making happening at the edge, your most important data can be prioritised when bandwidth is in high demand, putting you in control. Less critical data can be streamed to the cloud at quieter times, leading to enhanced performance.

Innovate faster

We can offer truly local processing of your data from the get-go, as the geographic spread of our fixed and mobile networks means MEC systems can be installed quickly on your existing premises.

Best-placed business intelligence

Place computing power where it’s needed and choose the right cloud to run your workloads at the right time, depending on your specific requirements.

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Discover the different types of Edge solutions

Vodafone Business offers two types of Edge: Dedicated and Distributed. When considering which version is best for your business, you’ll need to think about the outcomes you’re trying to achieve.

Dedicated Edge

Dedicated Edge is built solely for your business. We can deploy Dedicated Edge at your site along with a Mobile Private Network, which provides secure dedicated connectivity for your business. With Dedicated Edge, your data will be stored locally, enabling applications that depend on minimal delay to work. This can open up new possibilities for your business within sites that previously couldn’t be connected.

Distributed Edge

Distributed Edge supports multiple businesses and is embedded at the edge of a public 4G or 5G network, meaning less of an investment in network infrastructure is needed. This type of Edge is especially useful when moving assets, such as self-driving vehicles, need to be connected and analyse data in a matter of milliseconds. By embedding computing and storage services at the edge of the network, you’ll be able to run applications with almost no delay, meaning almost real-time decision-making.

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