Zong announced that in collaboration with ZTE Corporation it has successfully launched the first commercial Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) trial in Pakistan.
The major development paves the way for conducting more 5G trials in Pakistan while preparing Zong to benefit from the launch of future technologies. It’s pertinent to note that in August last year, Zong became the first telco to officially test 5G services in South Asia. Today, Zong stands as the leading cellular operator in Pakistan to successfully conduct the MEC trial, the company said in a press release.
MEC is one of the mainstream components of 5G technology which is key for building a smart mobile pipeline and Edge ecosystem with different vertical markets. It not only improves user experience but also reduces backhaul transmission load and latency, applies localization with lower E2E latency, and builds a new value chain forming with partners or the third-party.
The MEC solution can also be deployed and used on the existing 4G network to improve user experience, and can initiate smooth evolution to the coming 5G era.