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Sharing telco infrastructure will accelerate edge start-ups’ expansion

Edge computing is a topic of intense interest to many operators, providing potential new revenue streams. These may simply rely on building mini-data centers at telco locations such as central offices and offering those on a wholesale basis (as well as enhancing the operator’s own services, such as low latency AR gaming). Or some operators will try to provide a full range of network and application services to enterprises on top of that infrastructure. Whatever the choice, edge computing will introduce a new layer of shared infrastructure to telecoms economics. Many operators will want to share third party edge data centers – whether run by fellow telcos or other players such as cloud providers – in order to minimize their…

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