5G : Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)

5G expected to deliver data in the order of Gbps and end-to-end latency in order of few milliseconds. This will help to support a variety of services that require very high data rate and very low latency such as UHD video streaming, virtual reality, tactile Internet, M2M communication, and critical infrastructure monitoring. Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) is regarded as a key technology to bring application-oriented capabilities into the carriers' network, in order to explore this wide range of applications, especially those with low latency requirements. The environment of MEC is characterized by the low latency, proximity, high bandwidth, and real-time insight into radio network information and location awareness. MEC opens up services to consumers and enterprise customers as well as to adjacent industries that can now deliver their mission-critical applications over the mobile network.

Multi-access Edge Computing

Furthermore, a traditional network system for communication and typical data centre based cloud infrastructure would no longer be enough for applications which require knowledge of context coupled with fine-grained location information, and low latency communications. A network that is capable of providing contextual information in addition to low latency communication along with application platform is required, that could exploit the contextual information provided by the network to provide an ad hoc real-time collaboration in a given geographical area. This could indeed be achieved by combining a MEC based application platform with the communication and context services that could be provided by potential 5G technologies.

Research Scholars : Shashwat Kumar (Ph.D), Supriya Dilip Tambe (Ph.D), Jyoti Tiwari (M.Tech), Yogesh Mandge (M.Tech), Sourabh Dange (M.Tech).