According to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research, telecom network operator spending on MEC (multi-access edge computing) will increase from $2.7 billion in 2020 to $8.3 billion in 2025. You read that right: Spending will almost triple within the next four years.

MEC (formerly known as mobile edge computing) is a communications approach that enables cloud computing capabilities at the edge of a cellular network, or really any network. 

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As the emerging 5G (fifth generation) network systems continue to roll out during the next few years, mobile service providers will invest heavily to upgrade their communications network capacities and IT systems infrastructure to support the growth in data consumption and production generated by emerging 5G network-coupled applications.

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