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MWC17 recap: Artificial intelligence musings
At MWC17, I talked with Louis Adam, Director of Marketing-Communications at EXFO  about about artificial intelligence, the importance of having smart networks as well as an end-to-end, real-time view of network performance
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MWC17 recap: Video with Susan Welsh De Grimaldo, Monica Paolini and Sean Kinney
At the end of a long but exciting week at MWC, Susan Welsh De Grimaldo and I talk with Sean Kinney at RCR Wireless about our take on what we saw (and what we did not see) in Barcelona
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Power at the edge: download the report
The report on MEC and edge computing is now available for download
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Power at the edge. Processing and storage move from the central core to the network edge

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Location, location, location. Multiple-access Edge Computing (MEC) and edge computing in general are gaining acceptance in both fixed and mobile networks as we increasingly realize the power of location in wireless networks – and especially in virtualized networks.

In recent years, there has been a strong push to move everything to a centralized cloud, enabled by virtualization and driven by the need to cut costs, reduce the time to market for new services, and increase flexibility. In the process, we lost sight of how important the location of functionality is to performance, efficient use of network resources and subscriber experience. 

MEC and other edge computing initiatives address the need to place processing and storage where appropriate, whether a central location or the network’s edge, depending on factors such as applications, traffic type, network conditions, subscriber profile, and operator’s preference. 
 
In this report, we explore the evolution of the edge’s role in fixed and mobile networks and how it may impact network optimization, value-chain roles and relationships, business models, usage models and, ultimately, the subscriber experience.

The report features interviews with ADLINK, Advantech, Artesyn, Intel, InterDigital, Qwilt, Vasona, BT and Verizon Wireless.

Watch the interviews here 


Download the slides or watch the recorded webinar discussing the report “Power at the edge. Processing and storage move from the central core to the network edge”. The webinar includes a discussion on MEC/edge computing in converged networks with Mansoor Hanif, BT. 


 
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Upcoming conferences 


Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, February 27-March 2, 2017
MWC Panel: Disruption at the network edge, Wednesday March 1, 14:15 with panelists from Sprint, DT, Nokia, Parallel Wireless, CCS, 03B Networks
View video introducing the panel



Enterprise IoT 5G Summit 2017, Austin, March 28-29, 2017




5G North America, Austin, TX, May 15-17, 2017



Recorded webinars

Power at the edge. Processing and storage move from the central core to the network edge”. The webinar includes a discussion on MEC/edge computing in converged networks with Mansoor Hanif, BT. 
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Improving latency and capacity in transport for C-RAN and 5G. Trends in backhaul, fronthaul, xhaul and mmW
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Massively densified networks. Why we need them and how we can build them
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Enabling Smart Macro Network Enhancements With Mobile Network Testing
With Monica Paolini, Senza Fili, and Arnd Sibilia, Technology Marketing Manager, Rhode & Schwarz Mobile Network Testing
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Voice comes to the fore, again VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling redefine voice
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