Multi Edge Computing

In addition to the use of 5G cellular networks, edge computing technology (and its associated Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) standard) provides application developers and content providers with a cloud computing infrastructure and an environment for creating IT services at the edge of the network.

The adoption of the MEC with 5G connections will have the potential to reduce implementation and operating costs compared to previous mobile networks and will allow real-time access to radio network information. This will also allow operators to open their networks to new services, to host content and applications that require higher levels of performance and lower latency.

In this scenario, the continuous growth of data traffic and the number of connected devices (including IoT sensories and so-called Fog Nodes) leads to the more general introduction of the concept of Distributed Computing (or Distributed Cloud),

where different application instances coexist at different levels of the network, and on different servers/terms/nodes. These elements are precisely innovative and developmental components essential for the new multiservice network architectures of the City of Turin.

The opportunities provided by such a Distributed Computing approach will allow the City of Torino and its innovation partners to exploit the data processing capabilities of the devices scattered throughout the territory and perform control functions efficiently, and more generally to enable new services for the four technological verticals mentioned above (automotive, aerospace, telecommunications and robotics).