Location, location, location. With virtualization operators have the choice to centralize or distribute functions. Far from making location irrelevant, virtualization enable operators to leverage location to optimize network performance and subscriber experience.
Pushing functionality to the network edge can have a huge impact on latency, perceived performance and security. Edge computing enables operators to improve support for existing services and create new ones, to expand support for IoT and private networks, and make their networks more reliable and secure.