Mobile Edge Computing Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Mobile Edge Computing market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Mobile Edge Computing size report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Size of Mobile Edge Computing Industry

Mobile Edge Computing Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 0.60 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 2.44 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 32.58 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Mobile Edge Computing Market Major Players

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Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Market Analysis

The Mobile Edge Computing Market size is estimated at USD 0.6 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 2.44 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 32.58% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Multi-access edge computing (MEC), popularly known as mobile edge computing, is a form of edge computing that brings cloud computing to the network's edge to increase its functionality. MEC is a result of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) program that was first intended to place edge nodes on mobile networks but has since expanded to include the fixed (or eventually integrated) network. MEC permits operations in base stations, central offices, and other aggregation sites on the network, as opposed to traditional cloud computing, which takes place on distant servers, far from the user and device.

  • The demand for digital media services is increasing as the number of wireless subscriptions grows exponentially. Mobile wireless networks have advanced tremendously to meet this growing need. Enterprises across industries are beginning to drive new levels of performance and productivity by deploying different technological innovations, like sensors and other data-producing and collecting devices, along with analysis tools. Traditionally, data management and analysis are performed in the cloud or data centers. However, the scenario seems to be changing with the increasing penetration of network-related technologies and initiatives, such as smart manufacturing and smart cities.
  • Furthermore, with the current 4G networks reaching their maximum limit, 5G will have to manage online traffic far more intelligently, in which mobile edge computing will play a major role. In addition to managing the data load, MEC is expected to significantly reduce the latency in 5G networks.
  • In the telecom industry, edge computing, also known as mobile edge computing, MEC, or multi-access edge computing, offers execution resources (compute and storage) for applications with networking close to end users, often within or at the boundary of operator networks. Edge solutions offer key advantages: low latency, high bandwidth, device processing, data offloading, and reliable computing and storage.
  • As with any network technology/ architecture, MEC is prone to various threats and hardware that lay in wait owing to its lack of security framework. A wide variety of threats and hazards could potentially occur in the MEC network. However, the most common attacks that hinder the market's growth can be narrowed down to compromised protocols, falsified information and logs, loss of policy enforcement, man-in-the-middle, and data loss.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic boosted 5G penetration significantly. For instance, GSMA Intelligence's consumer survey found that most market respondents in Europe had limited interest in upgrading to 5G. However, amid the pandemic, the increasing demand for high-speed networks for video conferencing and content streaming, the requirement for higher bandwidth, and zero-latency data transfer, boosted the adoption of 5G.

Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)