In this report we calculate the potential opportunity for public network edge cloud; compute infrastructure that is deployed locally within a network and is publicly available for others to consume. We have excluded providing private customer edge, in country level webscale edge, and dedicated compute supporting the CSP network. The successful economic case for network edge cloud will be based on enabling something that cannot be done on a device or the public cloud or enabling something to be delivered more economically than on a user device or the public cloud.

We believe our approach is unique in focusing on the whole market opportunity for edge cloud, driven by customer business drivers, rather than on specific known use cases.

The forecast follows on from our Preparing for edge cloud report.


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Publication date: 13/03/2020
Number of pages: 24