This Edge Computing report answers questions about whether various mobile telecom functions can run as virtualized network elements on a server optimized for enterprise edge computing.
This analysis examines CPU, GPU, FPGA, ASIC, and other processor characteristics and suitability for handling various edge applications. We match up each processor type with the appropriate applications and we provide some conclusions about how RAN functions can run on a VM. We conclude with specific predictions about the DU and the CU with regard to likely network investments.
Date Published: Jul 2020
Date Revised: Jul 2020
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