Cloud RAN and MEC: A Perfect Pairing

| February 28, 2018

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CRAN and MEC are highly complementary technologies. Collocating these helps make the economics of each of them significantly more attractive. Collocating CRAN and MEC also helps an MNO to support (and generate revenue from) some of the key 5G applications that it would not be able to support otherwise. However, to realize these advantages, mobile operators have to overcome challenges associated with colocation, as well as maximize the return that can be made from MEC. We identify and discuss challenges in the management, security, networking and regulatory domains. We argue that these issues are surmountable and the industry is well-positioned to deploy this potentially revolutionary new technology.

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