Mobile Edge Computing: A Taxonomy


Mobile Edge Computing proposes co-locating com-puting and storage resources at base stations of cellular networks. It is seen as a promising technique to alleviate utilization of the mobile core and to reduce latency for mobile end users. Due to the fact that Mobile Edge Computing is a novel approach not yet deployed in real-life networks, recent work discusses merely general and non-technical ideas and concepts. This paper introduces a taxonomy for Mobile Edge Computing applications and analyzes chances and limitations from a technical point of view. Application types which profit from edge deployment are identified and discussed. Furthermore, these applications are systematically classified based on technical metrics.

6th International Conference on Advances in Future Internet (AFIN 2014)