1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.0 INTRODUCTION
2.1 EDGE COMPUTING
2.2 EDGE COMPUTING VS. CLUSTER COMPUTING
2.3 MOBILE EDGE COMPUTING (MEC)
2.4 FOG COMPUTING
2.5 CLOUD COMPUTING VS. FOG COMPUTING
2.6 MEC VS. FOG COMPUTING
2.7 MOBILE CLOUD COMPUTING (MCC)
2.8 MCC AND CLOUDLETS
3.0 MOBILE EDGE COMPUTING (MEC)
3.1 MEC PLATFORM ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING BLOCKS
3.1.1 MEC INFRASTRUCTURE
3.1.2 MEC APPLICATION PLATFORM
3.1.3 MEC MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK
3.2 MEC VALUE CHAIN FOR EDGE CLOUD
3.3 MEC TECHNOLOGY AND BUILDING BLOCKS
3.3.1 RADIO NETWORK INFORMATION SERVICE
3.3.2 TRAFFIC OFFLOAD FUNCTION
3.3.3 INTERFACE
3.3.4 CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT
3.3.5 APPLICATION LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
3.3.6 VM OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
3.3.7 HARDWARE VIRTUALIZATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
3.3.8 CORE NETWORK ELEMENTS
3.3.9 OPEN STANDARD FUNCTION
3.4 MEC TECHNOLOGY ENABLER
3.4.1 MOBILE COMPUTING TO MOBILE CLOUD COMPUTING
3.4.2 CLOUDLETS BASED MOBILE CLOUD COMPUTING
3.4.3 CLOUDLET TO CLOUD
3.4.4 PACKETCLOUD OPEN PLATFORM FOR CLOUDLET
3.4.5 ENTERPRISE CLOUD ARCHITECTURE
3.4.6 AKAMAI CLOUDLET SOLUTION
3.4.7 OPENI CLOUDLET STORAGE FRAMEWORK
3.5 MEC DEPLOYMENT SCOPE
4.0 FOG COMPUTING
4.1 IOT COMPUTING AT THE EDGE: FOG COMPUTING
4.2 FOG COMPUTING AND DATA MANAGEMENT
4.3 FOG COMPUTING, IOT, AND BIG DATA ANALYTICS
4.4 FOG COMPUTING AND IOT MEDIATION
4.5 FOG COMPUTING AND IOT VIRTUAL-TO-REAL OBJECT CONTROL
4.6 SECURITY IN FOG COMPUTING
5.0 WIRELESS AND MOBILE APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES
5.1 OPTIMIZING THE MOBILE CLOUD
5.1.1 WIRELESS CARRIER STRATEGIES
5.1.2 MOBILE CLOUD SERVICE DRIVERS AND END-USER DEMAND
5.2 CONTEXT-AWARE MOBILE CLOUD SERVICES
5.2.1 MOBILE CLOUD COMMERCE
5.2.2 MOBILE CLOUD EDUCATION
5.2.3 MOBILE CLOUD GAMING
5.2.4 MOBILE CLOUD HEALTHCARE
5.2.5 MOBILE LOCATION SERVICES
5.2.6 MOBILE PUBLIC SAFETY
5.2.7 MOBILE VEHICLE SERVICES
5.2.8 MOBILE WEARABLE SERVICES
5.3 EDGE COMPUTING SUPPORTED IOT APPLICATIONS
5.4 USE CASES
5.4.1 HUMAN TO HUMAN
5.4.2 HUMAN TO MACHINE AND MACHINE TO HUMAN
5.4.3 MACHINE TO MACHINE
5.5 MEC ENHANCES REAL-TIME BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS
5.5.1 WHY DATA AT THE "EDGE"?
5.5.2 CONVERGENCE OF DISTRIBUTED CLOUD, IOT, AND BIG DATA
6.0 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Figures

Figure 1: MEC Platform Architecture and Building Blocks
Figure 2: MEC Value Chain Diagram for Edge Cloud
Figure 3: Extreme Outdoor Server: MEC Platform Example
Figure 4: Mobile Cloud Computing and Cloudlet Mobile Cloud Computing
Figure 5: Cloudlet Based PacketCloud Framework
Figure 6: Cloudlet Based Enterprise Cloud Architecture
Figure 7: Cloud Edge Computing Architecture
Figure 8: Data Management in Fog Computing
Figure 9: Big Data Analytics and IoT
Figure 10: IoT Mediation and Data Management
Figure 11: Smart Objects in Physical Environment
Figure 12: Security in Fog Computing
Figure 13: The Cloud, APIs, and Third-party Applications