ABU DHABI: Etisalat on Sunday announced the successful deployment of a multi-access edge computing, MEC, which will pave the way for the telecommunications entity to roll out new 5G-styled services, beginning with its content delivery network, CDN.

MEC is a network architecture that brings real-time, high-bandwidth, low-latency access to radio network information, allowing operators to open their networks to a new ecosystem and value chain.

According to an Etisalat statement, the deployment of MEC architectures will be critical for 4G/5G service providers, “as it allows them to significantly reduce latency, which is essential for delivering the new breed of revenue-generating services, such as virtual reality gaming, autonomous driving, augmented reality, IoT, and many others”.