Nokia is today launching three enterprise-specific Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) applications including; Object Tracking – to allow the tracking of assets and personnel to centimeter-level accuracy, Video surveillance – extended from the operations room to mobile devices, allowing security personnel to access any feed reliably at any time, wherever they are and finally Video analytics – to analyze data feeds from security cameras, alerting staff to investigate irregular activity immediately.
Nokia is to extend its application of MEC so enterprises can take advantage of applications using low latency, business-critical mobile broadband networks to satisfy all their communications needs, enhance operations and reduce costs and also extend the possibilities of the connected world to myriad enterprises such as warehouses, factories, transportation hubs, campuses and hospitals, connecting personnel and automating workflows.
The company will provide an AppFactory environment for the creation of applications to meet the specific needs of enterprises and will support the integration of existing enterprise applications to the MEC environment.
Dirk Lindemeier, Head of Mobile Edge Computing and Wi-Fi products at Nokia, in a statement said, “MEC will allow enterprises to take advantage of the latest generation LTE technology, in particular small cells, and real time applications for building complete campus networks.
To allow enterprises to take advantage of these applications and reduce the time and costs of maintaining legacy platforms, Nokia will provide connectivity to robust, dedicated, low-latency, networks using MEC to process data closer to end users, in conjunction with any combination of small cells and macro base stations.
The company will initially enable connectivity over existing licensed LTE spectrum, working together with operators to transform portions of their 4G networks into discrete private LTE networks as well as over Wi-Fi networks via its ‘Wi-Fi Controller as a Service offer’.