Issue No. 10 - October (2017 vol. 50)
Guenter Klas , Vodafone Group
Despite widespread interest in edge computing and various successful implementations, some confusion remains about the technology. The author revisits the rationale for edge computing, highlights relevant applications, surveys the latest research and industrial efforts, discusses edge computing’s potential to transform telecommunications by leveraging the existing wide area network infrastructure of cellular networks, and describes several open challenges and possible solutions.
Cloud computing, Edge computing, Streaming media, Logic gates, Servers, Mobile communication, Bandwidth, Cellular networks
G. Klas, "Edge Computing and the Role of Cellular Networks," in Computer, vol. 50, no. 10, pp. 40-49, 2017.