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Glossary

Technology evolves at a rapid-fire pace. That’s why we’ve built an easy-to-use glossary to help you better understand the terms, technologies and trends that impact your business.

Multi-access edge computing (MEC)

What is multi-access edge computing (MEC)? The 5G network architecture supports multi-access edge computing (MEC) technology. MEC provides cloud-computing capabilities running at the edge of the network (gNB), taking advantage of the low latency and high bandwidth provided by 5G. It is expected that MEC will foster the creation of innovative services and use cases such as video analytics, location services, augmented reality, data caching and optimized content distribution. To learn more, read our blog ‘Navigating 5G-era network architecture’.

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