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Altran, Ori aim to promote edge computing for wireless networks

federated multi-access edge computing

Days after absorbing engineering and R&D services firm Altran Technologies this month, information technology services company Capgemini SE signed off on a joint initiative to promote federated multi-access edge computing.

The top line for Altran, now a group within storied Capgemini, and Ori Industries, an edge cloud infrastructure company, is establishing best practices and optimal methods for implementing industrial apps on 4G and 5G private and campus networks.

To do that, they will promote federated multi-access edge computing (MEC), which in this case means interconnecting multiple telecommunication carriers’ MEC environments. MEC refers to an ETSI-defined network architecture for edge computing in wireless networks. Without use (and promotion of) a standard approach, application developers have to write code that accommodates a clutter of carriers’ infrastructures.

According to a release from Altran, streamlining processes of deploying the same services to multiple telecommunications multi-access edge infrastructure makes operations more efficient and less expensive. In other words, build once and deploy globally. At least in theory, that will accelerate edge computing’s acceptance which should mean more business for Altran and Ori.

How much business will there be to have? According to a recent report from market research firm Analysys Mason, operators’ revenue from public edge cloud services will account for 18% of the total spend in 2025.

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