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Edge Computing - Europe Telco Positioning Strategies and Monetization Opportunities

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  • 31 Pages
  • December 2021
  • Region: Europe
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5517703
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‘Edge Computing: Telco Positioning Strategies and Monetization Opportunities in Europe,’ a new Telecom Insider Report by the publisher, provides an executive-level overview of the emerging edge computing market in Europe. It delivers quantitative and qualitative insights into the edge computing market, analyzing key trends and growth drivers in the region.

'Edge computing enables new use cases with low-latency, real-time data processing, cost savings, and privacy and security. The emerging market presents opportunities for telecom operators to monetize edge computing solutions. Telecom operators provide the connectivity for the edge computing network, and can leverage their distributed infrastructure network footprint (e.g. base stations, switching facilities, and other access locations) to deploy edge computing capabilities in distributed edge locations. Edge computing helps telcos support new use cases, optimize workloads, and enhance support for real-time, low-latency applications over their 4G, 5G, and fiber networks.

Telecom operators in Europe are partnering with telcos, deploying multi-access edge services, creating independent edge computing companies and divisions, and deploying edge services alongside 4G/5G private networks.

It provides an in-depth analysis of the following -
  • Section 1: Edge Computing - Context and Definitions: This section defines edge computing, highlights the market drivers, and key players. This sections also discusses the global edge computing market opportunity and vertical market opportunities.
  • Section 2: Telco Activity & Key Trends in Europe: This section analyzes telco activity in the edge computing market in Europe, providing examples and key market trends.
  • Section 3: Case Studies: This section provides three case studies on European telcos’ strategies, partnerships, and go-to-market approaches to the edge computing market.
  • Section 4: Key findings: A summary of key findings and growth opportunities for Europe’s edge computing market.


  • Telcos can tap into opportunities in areas including Industry 4.0, autonomous vehicles, smart cities and AI and big data analytics by providing edge computing services.
  • The global edge computing market opportunity will reach $17.8 billion by 2025.
  • The manufacturing, retail banking, insurance, energy, and utilities verticals are among the top ten verticals presenting opportunities in the edge computing market.
  • Telcos’ activity in the edge computing space in Europe has ramped up with new partnerships, services, and business units.

Reasons to Buy

  • This Insider Report provides a comprehensive examination through forward-looking analysis of Europe’s edge computing market opportunity and trends in a concise analytical format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • The report provides extracts of the publisher's Edge Computing Forecast, split by products/services and top verticals, along with the key drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in the global edge computing markets.
  • Three European telco case studies illustrate how telecom operators can position in the edge computing market and monetise the growth opportunities available to them.
  • The report is designed for an executive-level audience, with charts and tables boasting presentation quality.
  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive actionable insights will help operators, equipment vendors, and other telecom industry players better position to seize the growth opportunities in Europe’s emerging edge computing market.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Section 1: Edge Computing - Context and Definitions
  • Edge Computing Definition
  • Edge Computing Market Drivers
  • Edge Computing Market Opportunity
  • Global Edge Computing Key Vertical Market Opportunities
  • Edge Computing Market Players
  • Telcos & Edge Computing Positioning & Monetization Strategies
  • Section 2: Telco Activity & Key Trends in Europe
  • Telco Edge Computing Key Developments in Europe
  • Telco Edge Computing Trends in Europe
  • Section 3: Case Studies
  • Case Study - Telefónica Tech
  • Case Study - Telia
  • Case Study - Proximus
  • Section 4: Key Takeaways and Recommendations
  • Appendix
  • Acronyms and Definitions
  • Companies Mentioned
  • Related Research
  • About The Publisher
  • Contact Information

List of Figures
  • Exhibit 1: Simplified Edge Computing Network Architecture
  • Exhibit 2: Global Edge Computing Market Opportunity by Product/Service ($ Billions)
  • Exhibit 3: Global Edge Computing Market Opportunity by Vertical, 2021 vs. 2025 ($ Millions)
  • Exhibit 4: Sample Edge Computing Players
  • Exhibit 5: Sample Telco Edge Computing Positioning & Monetization Strategies
  • Exhibit 6: Sample Telco Edge Computing Developments in Europe
  • Exhibit 7: Telefónica Tech Edge Computing Related Products
  • Exhibit 8: Dashboard for APM Terminals’ Smart and Connected Port
  • Exhibit 9: Telia’s IoT Edge Processor and Smart Public Transport Solution
  • Exhibit 10: Proximus’ Edge Computing Server Connecting to 5G

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Accenture
  • Akamai
  • Alibaba
  • Amazon Web Services
  • APM Terminals
  • AT&T
  • Atlas Edge Data Centers
  • Atos
  • Aurrigo
  • Baidu
  • C2RO
  • Capgemini
  • China Unicom
  • Cisco
  • Cloudflare
  • Codit
  • Dell Technologies
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Digita
  • Digital Colony
  • EE
  • Ekinops
  • Equinix
  • Ericsson
  • Fält Communications
  • Fujitsu
  • Gazprom Neft
  • Gestamp
  • Google
  • GSMA
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Inspur
  • Juniper
  • Kalmar
  • KDDI
  • Lenovo
  • Liberty Global
  • Limelight Networks
  • Lumen
  • Meliá Hotels
  • Microsoft
  • MobiledgeX
  • MTS
  • Nokia
  • Noovle SpA
  • O2
  • Orange
  • Plug and Play
  • Proximus
  • Rostelecom
  • Schneider Electric
  • Singtel
  • SK Telecom
  • Sunrise
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Telefónica
  • Telia
  • Telstra
  • Tencent Cloud
  • TIM
  • T-Systems
  • UPC
  • Verizon
  • Virgin Media
  • VMware
  • Vodafone
  • VTB Bank