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Edge Computing - The Battle between Cloud Providers, Industrials and Telcos continues

  • Report

  • 63 Pages
  • June 2021
  • Region: Global
  • ID: 5355965

This report provides a global overview of edge computing, the top tone today in the ICT arena. It explains why the concept is gaining so much traction in industry, and the current high expectations there from deploying it.

Alongside a review of the broad ecosystem of edge computing, the report examines the various approaches being taken by key stakeholders.

Moreover, an assessment of expected market revenues between 2021 and 2026 by region and by type of stakeholders.

An Excel file accompanies the report, covering some hundred publicly available implementations of edge computing.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction
2.1. Edge computing, responding to IoT, AR/VR, video, AI, robots, analytics
2.2. The concept of edge computing
2.3. Key interests for deploying edge computing
2.4. Technical expected benefits
2.5. Assessment of edge computing capabilities’ priorities

3. Applications
3.1. The killer apps are still under investigation
3.2. Current edge computing use cases

4. Benchmark analysis
4.1. Number of implementations of edge computing and major verticals in the benchmark
4.2. Applications of edge computing
4.3. Focus on manufacturing/ factory​
4.4. Focus on media/entertainment
4.5. Initiative stage of edge computing development
4.6. Countries with the implementation of edge computing in the benchmark

5. Ecosystem
5.1. Ecosystem
5.2. Partnerships
5.3. Major initiatives in edge computing

6. Players’ strategies
6.1. Telecom world: Telcos’ strategies
6.2. Telecom world: Network Equipment Providers’ strategies
6.3. IT world: Hardware suppliers’ strategies
6.4. IT world: Cloud providers’ strategies
6.5. Industry world: Industrial providers’ strategies
6.6. Edge pure players: Edge hardware and software suppliers’ strategies

7. Key players’ profiles
7.1. Ericsson
7.2. Nokia
7.3. Dell
7.4. Vapor IO
7.5. ABB
7.7. Rittal
7.8. Microsoft
7.9. AWS
7.10. Lumen (CenturyLink)

8. Market trends
8.1. Drivers and barriers of edge computing market development
8.2. Global edge computing market and breakdown by region
8.3. Breakdown by stakeholder

9. Annex: Acronyms

List of Tables and Figures

2. Introduction
The concept of edge computing
Key interests for deploying edge computing
Technical expected benefits
Assessment of edge computing capabilities’ priorities

3. Applications
Current edge computing use cases

4. Benchmark analysis
Breakdown of verticals by number of implementations
Breakdown of applications by number of implementations
Manufacturing subverticals
​ Breakdown of edge computing implementations by initiative stage
Regional distribution of edge computing implementation in 2019 and 2021

5. Ecosystem
Edge computing value chain
The “Who does what” among the stakeholders
Several agreements within the broad ecosystem to provide edge computing solutions since 2018

8. Market trends
Drivers and barriers of edge computing market development
Global market revenues for edge computing
Market revenues of edge computing by segment
Market revenues from software and services and hardware for edge computing by region
Revenues from edge computing by type of stakeholder
Share of stakeholders in hardware market for edge computing
Share of stakeholders in software and services market for edge computing

Companies Mentioned

  • ABB
  • Advantech
  • Akamai
  • Alicloud
  • Altran
  • AT&T
  • Atos
  • AWS
  • Bosch
  • BT
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • Cellnex
  • CenturyLink/Lumen
  • China Mobile
  • China Tower
  • China Unicom
  • Ciena
  • Cisco
  • Crown castle
  • Dell
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • EdgeConnex
  • Edzcom
  • Ekinops
  • Ericsson
  • Equinix
  • Foghorn
  • Foxconn
  • Fujitsu
  • Google
  • Hirotec
  • HPE
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Juniper
  • KDDI
  • Limelight
  • LGU+
  • Mercedes
  • Metroedge
  • Microsoft
  • MobileEdgeX
  • Nokia
  • NTT
  • Nutanix
  • Orange
  • OVH
  • Rittal
  • Saguna
  • Samsung
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
  • SKTelecom
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefónica
  • Vapor IO
  • Verizon
  • Vodafone
  • VMware
  • VW
  • ZTE