5G MEC transforms content delivery, allowing mobile operators to create a highly sought after network footprint that surpasses the reach and scale of traditional CDNs, creating a better value proposition, increased market share and more revenue.
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There are a number of current and emerging use cases for 5G MEC representing enormous revenue potential.
5G MEC Monetization Use Cases
The market for virtual and augmented reality equipment and services will grow to $144B by 2027. Major players like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Samsung are investing heavily in the VR/AR ecosystem and user experience. VR promises to be one of the great use cases for monetizing 5G.
5G will drive $1.3 trillion in new revenues in media and entertainment by 2028 according to an October 2018 study by Ovum and Intel. This means a transformation in the content delivery ecosystem and an extraordinary opportunity to monetize 5G networks around the world.
The market for connected car products and services will reach $153B by 2025 with a growth rate of 33.4%. These services range from media delivery to cloud processing of diagnostics to fleet tracking to remote driving. Many of these ‘vehicle to x’ use cases require 5G network performance to run and scale effectively.
Outcomes for Mobile Service Providers
Optimized Content Delivery
By delivering video from within the mobile network RAN, overall latency is reduced and video throughput is increased, enabling delivery of higher resolution streams to today’s and tomorrow’s increasingly high resolution mobile devices.
Superior Network Utilization
5G MEC-based open caching and content delivery combine to shorten the video delivery path, reduce latency and overcome inherent mobile network issues to increase the overall network utilization, tapping the network’s true potential.
Operators can achieve substantial CAPEX and OPEX savings by drastically reducing the amount of backhaul infrastructure investment needed to support the rapid growth in bandwidth demand. By leveraging open caching at the 5G RAN MEC for content delivery, service providers can enable new services, business models and revenue.
Operators can ensure a quality, immersive experience every time by delivering video from the true mobile edge. With an open caching solution, high-quality video is always delivered in the original content provider fidelity, without buffering, lengthy download times, or control response delays.
MEC Going to Work in Mobile Networks – vCDN with Qwilt’s Open Edge Cloud
Qwilt’s Virtual Content Delivery Network (vCDN) leverages 5G MEC architecture to optimize delivery and improve QoE for content served at the edge. By offloading content through open caching at the true mobile edge, MEC-based vCDN reduces network capital and operational expense, while opening up new business models and revenue opportunities.
MEC-Based vCDN Solutions with Qwilt Open Edge Cloud
Qwilt Cloud (QC)
Qwilt Cloud (QC) runs the control plane for the Qwilt Open Edge Cloud solution. It handles request routing and delegation of delivery to the Qwilt Node (QN) closest to the end user device. QC also manages aggregation of reporting, logging and analytics from all deployed QNs in service provider networks.
Qwilt Nodes (QN)
Qwilt Nodes (QN) are deployed in the 5G MEC RAN. The QN is software running on commodity hardware. The QN can be run as a virtualized instance or on bare metal within the 5G MEC environment. QNs are able to manage a wide set of content delivery use cases within the mobile network.
Qwilt’s Cloud APIs are managed by QC and based on specifications defined and approved by the Streaming Video Alliance. The cloud APIs allow the QNs to take delegation from QC and report delivery results and other analytics. The cloud APIs also allow third party content providers access to QC’s control plan to handle delivery requests.
Content Delivery Use Cases
Qwilt’s vCDN solution supports a wide range of content delivery use cases for both service provider managed content and third party OTT content. These use cases include VoD, live streaming, software downloads, open caching, transparent caching, HTTP and HTTPS.
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