“The impact of edge computing and 5G for Telcos” is the topic of the second session of the “AIDA Webinar Series”, an initiative promoted by the CMU Portugal project AIDA with CMU Portugal support. The Webinar will take place online on February 11 at 3pm (UTC +1) with Ricardo Vilaça (INESC TEC and University of Minho) and Bruno Sousa (University of Coimbra/CISUC) as speakers and moderation by João Vilela (FCUP, CISUC, and INESC TEC).
The “AIDA Webinar Series I Improving 5G Risk Management” will count with a total of five (5) Webinars held every two months from December 2021 to September 2022, gathering leading experts from academia to industry involved with the project. More about this Webinar series here.
Webinar #2 Summary: Edge computing presents an opportunity for data processing to occur closer to the source, which greatly reduces the effects of latency on applications. In tandem, 5G is promising ubiquitous connectivity, with high-speed access, low latency and massive connectivity. Telco providers face complex challenges that put the impetus behind modernizing their networks: simplifying network operations, improving flexibility, availability, efficiency, reliance, and scalability. The distributed nature of edge computing can enhance both availability and resiliency for telcos while providing better application response times. Moreover, this enables new applications and services on the network that can exploit reduced latency, especially following advancements in 5G.
Registration to the Webinar #2 is free but mandatory. Zoom credentials will be sent by email the day before the event.