Edge Computing Comes up with New Prospects in the IT & Telecom Sector


In the last few years, there’s been a significant load on the cloud infrastructure across the world along with a steep increase in the number of intelligent applications, which in turn has driven the global edge computing market growth in several ways.  Moreover, the fact that edge computing supports real-time applications in assessing and meting out collected data has supplemented the market growth even more.

Just unlike regular or standard cloud computing platforms that assimilate storage under a distinct data center, edge computing tends to push the computation or the data handling command to the edge devices to handle. Furthermore, with the high-end technological advancements on board and more & more improvisations being integrated into IoT and 4G/5G, artificially intelligent expedients are getting associated with the Internet almost every day. And, this huge data engendered by all these smart devices thrusts the limits of cloud storage set-up, thus forming a considerable burden on the cloud center. This load further causes concerns with network latency while dishing out the data between the cloud platform and the respective devices. This is where edge computing comes and proves its flair.

According to Allied Market Research, the global edge computing market is anticipated to grow at considerable CAGR from 2018 to 2025. Processing data closer to the corresponding manufacturing unit can prove to be extremely useful, which can be achieved by bringing AI into play. AI-based edge expedients including chips can be utilized in multiple endpoint devices such as cameras, sensors, smartphones, cameras and other IoT enabled devices.

Most importantly, the telecom edge is anticipated to grow at a jet’s pace in the next few years. The telecom edge is expected to implement computing close to the mini-data hubs, which are run and maintained by the telco-owned properties. A number of telecom providers such as Telstra and Telefonica are getting involved in high-end pilot projects of an open-access grid or system assimilated with edge computing. Edge is also projected to rule the telecom industry once 5G infrastructure is rolled out at a full sway. The telecom industry is indeed in a unique position to reap huge advantages from edge computing.

Presently, the use cases of edge computing have surpassed initial infrastructure dispositions and are anticipated to dole out a spur to evolving edge computing use cases and infrastructure outlays. As per the specialists in this domain, edge computing would even become more prevalent and ubiquitous toward platform-centric solutions. With this changeover, edge services could diminish the infrastructure intricacies using erudite management and instrumentation software, and create easy-to-understand settings for developers to set out inventive edge applications and solutions with relative simplicity.

Edge computing comes up as an essential solution for any IoT platform. A lot of open source languages and outlines are available for edge computing. Eclipse Hono, Kapua, ThingsBoard, Kura, and Spring Boot are quite a few names worth mentioning here. These outlines tend to offer provide a lot of different APIs, network, assimilation facilities, edges, connectivity, and other managing & controlling features. This not only aids in assimilating data for edge computing, but also offers huge opportunities for the growth of the market.

AT&T is now collaborating with Microsoft at the pole position of edge computing so as to address a lot of concerns related to edge computing. The main objective is to make it faster and simpler for companies of all sizes and shapes to acquire their private edge networks up and running. As for instance, a healthcare center might utilize its private grid to accurately track apertures, wheelchairs, and other expository items in its structure. However, if a ventilator gets lent to another nursing home, it would still get ensured that the machine always keeps working even beyond the private network.

The private 5G Edge by AT&T is intended to be a cohesive platform offering connectivity and entrenched applications via a single podium with the usage of CBRS spectrum or AT&T range where there are specific customer requirements to meet. The company is also looking for even better tactic to offer top-end graphical and computing processing control with the 5G network, by self-install capacity.

To conclude, it can be stated that the global edge computing market has started growing quite exponentially, and in the next few years to come, it would prosper even more.


Author’s Bio- Koyel Ghosh is a blogger with a strong passion and enjoys writing on miscellaneous domains, as she believes it lets her explore a wide variety of niches. She has an innate interest for creativity and enjoys experimenting with different writing styles. A writer who never stops imagining, she has been serving the corporate industry for the last four years.