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Enhanced CDNs help to make sense of the edge compute case for MNOs

As outlined in the previous article, some of the most critical decisions mobile operators will be making as they prepare for the 5G era concern the edge. • How reliant will their business model be on services that are focused on edge-enabled capabilities, such as very low latency or personalization? • Will they invest in edge cloud infrastructure themselves or use a third party’s? • How far should edge nodes be integrated or collocated with network elements like base stations or central offices? • How can they build up a developer ecosystem, and will this involve cooperation or competition with webscale companies like Amazon, or with content providers with their edge-oriented CDNs (content-driven networks)? Initially, the clearest case for making…

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