Sina Technologies News, October 11, afternoon news, today, Baidu and Huawei jointly announced that they will cooperate in MEC platform technology, MEC typical application scenarios verification and other aspects to create an open platform compatible with telecommunications MEC functions and Internet edge computing applications. This is the first cooperation between Internet companies and telecom equipment providers in the field of 5G MEC. It is of great significance to explore new business models and promote the development of MEC industry.
In recent years, Baidu has been actively laying out the edge computing, 5G field, has launched an Internet-oriented edge computing unified platform Over The Edge (OTE), open source advanced edge computing capabilities to benefit more business scenarios, and has been working with Unicom, Intel and other enterprises to accelerate the 5G construction. The cooperation between Baidu and Huawei will further strengthen the edge computing capability, speed up the landing of edge computing and 5G layout process, and promote the deepening exchanges between the Internet industry and telecommunications equipment industry in the field of 5G MEC.
Baidu opens OTE platform, and HUAWEI promotes MEC industry development
With the development of smart home, smart manufacturing, intelligent transportation, smart city and other fields, the number of network edge devices has increased dramatically. The data information generated by these devices has reached the level of all-bit-tuple (ZB). The amount of data is explosive. Moreover, the equipment requires high data instantaneity and security. There is a higher demand for edge computing. How to promote edge computing to land quickly in specific scenes, extract effective data, and make a correct judgment to produce value has become a difficult problem for the industry to overcome.
In order to accelerate the specific application scenarios of edge computing landing, Baidu builds an Internet-oriented unified platform for edge computing, Over The Edge (OTE). With the help of mature resource pooling and management technology of cloud computing, Baidu imports cloud edge infrastructure, distributed computing resources, mobile network edges and intelligent terminals into Internet-side computing resources. Row unified management, to shield the underlying heterogeneous characteristics, reduce the Internet application access edge resource threshold, multi-level output standard acceleration.
Baidu OTE platform has built a variety of top-level SaaS services, such as AI reasoning, function computing, edge transcoding, etc., and ultimately for business output scene edge solutions. The platform is testing and validating the Internet of Things, online translation and video edge processing to speed up the further landing of edge computing capability.
Based on OTE platform, Baidu cooperates with Huawei to build and call MEC capabilities, including basic capabilities of MEC platform, network capabilities API, and various acceleration technologies such as encoding, decoding, encryption and decryption, to create an open platform compatible with Internet edge computing applications and telecommunications MEC functions. Baidu's OTE software framework will also continue to open source, develop with the telecom open source community, explore multi-dimensional cooperation, and develop extensive technical and commercial cooperation with the industry.
Baidu's 5G layout
Baidu OTE platform has both 5G network seamless docking and platform automation, can achieve 5G network edge precise positioning, with high bandwidth, low latency capabilities. Baidu continues to optimize the OTE platform at the same time, in fact, is also promoting the development of the 5G industry, expanding the layout of 5G.
In June of this year, Baidu and China Unicom were established