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The messy truth about the edge (sent to TMN Quarterly subscribers on 31 July)
This month’s newsletter is on the edge - specifically the mobile edge. What do you and others understand by that term? It could be a place within a mobile operator’s network where the operator itself sites compute and storage capability that it can use for its own network functions, to host apps from third parties. It could be a place within a cloud provider’s estate where companies buy space for their apps. It could be a place within a mobile operators’ network where cloud companies site their own servers, and then sell that on to companies. It could be a place within a mobile operator’s network where an aggregator provides a cloud operating environment. It could be a place that sits solely on the site, factory or campus of a company.
In other words, the edge and the mobile edge is a moving target for definition. It’s therefore a moving target for business mo