Edge computing moves data processing from centralized cloud-based data centers to distributed locations (e.g. radio towers or Baseband Unit hotels) closer to where the data are needed. Placing computing power closer to the area of need reduces latency.


Mobile operators are preparing their networks for 5G and its eagerly anticipated promise of advanced real-time services. Edge computing is gaining universal consensus as a critical enabler for this promise by distributing service assurance nearer to the user, at the Edge, for greater responsiveness and agility.