Intends to analyze the challenges for low latency services and upcoming new data opportunities. Describes the Internet data service waves: Internet Mobile; Internet of Things and now Tactile Internet, how low latency is becoming the king and new data services, the main attribute. Tactile Internet will open immersive services experience beyond current audiovisual ones, but it depends to understand the human sense reaction idiosyncrasies. Also for IoT, how latency will affect overall productive processes since new robotics control for Industry 4.0 to remote surgery. It introduces the Edge Computing as one the most important toll to reduce latency by facilitating data processing at or near the source of data generation. I.e., Edge Computing avoids the application data travels from the source to very far application and processing hosts. But the latency reduction does not have an unique strategy, and it requires to have transport network proper dimensioned and configured can certainly improve the network low latency. In addition, new transport architecture with simplification collapsing network layers, network aware multidomain control, automation etc. will be definitively imperative for optimizing latency for new critical applications. Improving processor performance using technologies beyond regular x86 servers, such as: GPUs, FPGA, DPDK etc, can reduce the time of workloads and delivering/returning data to user application with readiness.
In terms of low latency opportunities, accordingly to Chatan Sharma Consulting, Edge Internet economy will be over $4.1 Trillion worldwide. The initial growth will come from Edge serving existing use cases and will gradually be accelerated by the new use cases as the deployment becomes more widespread and developers learn to take advantage of the Edge Internet architecture for applications across industry domains in all major markets. But for MNOs, Edge Computing will open a several opportunities such as Service Integration, Managed Services, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS, new collocation business modelling etc. Besides latency, in general Edge Computing can bring an immediate benefit around local traffic offloading that implies in reducing overall CapEx cost. Higher Traffic Density can rapidly justify the Edge Computing deployment.