5G-ACIA published Industrial 5G Edge Computing – Use Cases, Architecture, and Deployment
This document addresses manufacturing use cases that may require or benefit from edge computing while proposing nonpublic deployment options for a number of cases and making recommendations on how appropriate network architectures could be built.
We examine how the edge computing features of 5G networks can improve industrial use cases, concluding that they deliver many other benefits besides latency. Use cases can also profit from the locality and, therefore, greater data privacy as well as the ability to scalably run compute-intensive applications such as media processing while consuming less network bandwidth. Solutions are also endowed with enhanced data aggregation capabilities as well as greater resiliency and reliability.