Publication
Title
Challenges to support edge-as-a-service
Author
Abstract
A new era in telecommunications is emerging. Virtualized networking functions and resources will offer network operators a way to shift the balance of expenditure from capital to operational, opening up networks to new and innovative services. This article introduces the concept of edge as a service (EaaS), a means of harnessing the flexibility of virtualized network functions and resources to enable network operators to break the tightly coupled relationship they have with their infrastructure and enable more effective ways of generating revenue. To achieve this vision, we envisage a virtualized service access interface that can be used to programmatically alter access network functions and resources available to service providers in an elastic fashion. EaaS has many technically and economically difficult challenges that must be addressed before it can become a reality; the main challenges are summarized in this article.
Language
English
Source (journal)
IEEE communications magazine / Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers [New York, N.Y.] - New York, N.Y.
IEEE communications magazine / Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers [New York, N.Y.] - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : IEEE, 2014
ISSN
0163-6804
Volume/pages
52:1(2014), p. 132-139
ISI
000330125800019
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 12.02.2014
Last edited 01.08.2017
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