This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of edge computing and its opportunities for telecommunications operators. It identifies the most promising use cases and business models for edge computing in Europe.
"Edge computing is critical and will pave the way to new use cases, especially low-latency use cases. Additionally, edge will improve network usage, reduce costs, and enhance customer experience. Telecommunications operators are in a unique position to capture edge benefits, but they risk being relegated to dumb edge providers if they do not move up the value chain," said Bruno Teyton, senior research director, IDC EMEA Telecoms and Networking.
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