Operators face a choice in how to design a network architecture that can enable low system latencies for future applications. This guest post from Mavenir describes how its containerised, cloud native vEPC, with control and user plane separation, can enable the edge cloud core.
From gaming and video streaming services, to remote medical operations, driverless cars, and the Internet of Things (IoT), recent years have seen a considerable increase in the predicted demand for low latency applications.
Such demand has led to the growing pressure on operators to reconsider the architecture of their mobile networks; to place functions of the core at the Edge, and envisage their network as a distributed computer network. These different architectures offer the opportunity to address new market segments, such as the enterprise space which, with minimal numbers of base stations, and minimal numbers of subscribers, is the perfect environment for self-contained LTE networks.