Deutsche Telekom Completes Public Mobile
Edge Network with MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R1.0
Edge-Cloud R1.0 is powering the world’s
first public mobile edge network deployment
with Deutsche Telekom in Germany and live
developer trials in the network. The
solution connects mobile users to
application cloud containers created by
aggregating existing operator network
resources. These containers execute close to
end devices, meeting the stringent
performance requirements of next-generation
mobile innovations. MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud
R1.0 is now in general availability globally
and already supporting the prototyping of
developer use cases in public networks.
The solution powers compelling new use cases already live in networks today, including:
•Automatically deploying application backends close to users based on their Verified Location and Identity. MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R1.0 instantiates application containers to support streaming workloads similar to lambda functions ideally suited for increasingly immersive and massively multi-user workloads like multi-player gaming, robotics and AR maintenance that must ascertain trusted identity and location. The built-in “verified location” service automatically correlates GPS-reported location from the device using telemetry extracted from the mobile service provider’s infrastructure and directs mobile client to appropriate edge location.
•Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality Performance Support. Makes lower latency available natively in the mobile network and geographically closer to end user devices. Enables AR and MR experiences on smart glasses or wearables where these devices do not natively provide the required CPU and GPU hardware capabilities, either due to cost, weight or power consumption reasons.
•Video and Image Processing That Meets
Local Privacy Regulations. Platform
guarantees in-country containment and
privacy of user data, offering
country-specific control planes that ensure
country-specific applications and data
remain in the country to satisfy GDPR and
other privacy regulations.
•Device and platform-independent SDKs for Android and IOS devices in Java, C++, C# or REST that support edge node discovery, built-in identity and verified location services, with the ability to connect automatically to the nearest edge location. MobiledgeX will release these SDKs as open source to speed development times and flexibility.
•A Distributed Matching Engine (DME) that is natively borne and integrated into Telekom Deutschland’s mobile network in Germany. The DME allows developers to ensure the identity and location of application users while guaranteeing their privacy as this data remains within the boundaries of the mobile service provider and is not disclosed to MobiledgeX.
•A fully multi-tenant control plane that supports zero-touch provisioning of edge cloud resources via a Cloudlet Resource Manager. This architecture is massively scalable based on the number of distributed edge cloud locations and enables the operator to bring any combination of compute, storage and network resource pools to add to capacity independently of a preferred Virtualization Infrastructure Management (VIM) layer. For example, while Deutsche Telekom edge cloud resource pools are virtualized using OpenStack, MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R1.0 equally supports other industry-standard VIMs such as VMware or native Kubernetes.
•A global edge cloud SAAS portal that
allows operators to visualize application
delivery performance and developers to
deploy their application containers.