Lav Gupta, Raj Jain, H. Anthony Chan, "Mobile Edge Computing - an important ingredient of 5G Networks," IEEE Softwarization Newsletter, March 2016,


5G is a collective name for technologies and methods that would go into the future networks to meet the extreme capacity and performance demands. The phrase 'no latency, gigabit experience' summarizes the user expectations that the industry is aspiring to meet. Both of the major standardization bodies, International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) have initiated activities relating to 5G [ITU15][ITU13 IMT2020][ETSI15] with commercial deployments expected in 2020.

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