MEC stands for Multi-Access Edge Computing. MEC decentralizes networks and allows any enterprise or mobile operator to place a cloud at the edge adjacent to the user.
MEC puts applications one hop from the user, reducing latency and improving user experience.
Each MEC appliance enables applications to be deployed across the network instead of being run in the data center.
MEC provides analytics, caching, computation and traffic routing at the edge, resulting in a far more intelligent and extensible network.
The MEC platform introduces a API which allows dynamic management of the MEC cloud and it empowers application developers to leverage information about the user persona.
The MEC ecosystem is built upon microservices, which means scalability and low-impact introduction of new features into the environment.
Encryption, authenticity, integrity and non-repudiation are inherent to the platform. We extensively use asymmetric keys and TLS mutual authentication for all aspects of communication.