Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) for business

Give your business the edge with Vodafone Business.

When milliseconds matter

Open new possibilities with data needing less time to cross the network.  

More and more businesses are realising the potential of the cloud and making their services more flexible, agile and connected than ever before. But in some cases, sending data to a central cloud for analysis and back again isn’t fast enough.

When speed is critical, multi-access edge computing can help. Instead of sending data from a device all the way to the cloud, it allows data procession closer to the source, at the edge of the cloud.

The low latency of edge computing is a game-changer in situations where milliseconds matter.

Why edge computing?

Keep your people safer

Emergency services use real-time information to make critical decisions faster.

See hazards before they appear

Vehicles analyse data in real time - predicting hazards and giving drivers helpful information to make roads safer.

Make journeys safer

Transport network staff get real-time insights that make trips safer and more reliable.

The benefits of edge computing

Decision-making in milliseconds

Data is captured locally without crossing the network. No time is lost in transferring data - enabling sensors and devices to act in milliseconds.

Bandwidth efficiency

Decision-making is happening at the edge. Your most important data is prioritised when bandwidth is in high demand and less critical data is streamed to the cloud at quieter times.

Optimal performance

As data processing moves to the edge, computing power increases – sophisticated services reach a wider range of devices, reducing cost and battery requirements.

Regulatory compliance

Data is stored and manipulated in a predictable physical location, satisfying stringent regulatory and compliance requirements.

Edge solution types

Vodafone Business offers two types of Edge: Distributed and Dedicated. The best option for your business will depend on your goals.

Distributed Edge

Distributed Edge supports multiple businesses and is embedded at the edge of a public 4G or 5G network. This means less investment in network infrastructure is needed. By embedding computing and storage services at the edge of the network, you can run applications with reduced latency (lag). 


From automated security alerts and real-time analytics to new AR gaming applications, Distributed Edge delivers next-generation experiences that were once impossible.  


We’ve partnered with AWS to offer storage, networking, management, security and compute base services.

Dedicated Edge

Dedicated Edge is built solely for your business. We deploy Dedicated Edge at your site, possibly along with a Mobile Private Network (MPN), providing secure, dedicated connectivity for your business. Your data is stored locally, enabling applications that depend on minimal delay to work.


Partnering with Microsoft Azure and Kyndryl,  we’ll work with you to find the best solution for your business. We bring the transformational potential of 5G and mobile private network connectivity by:

  • Integrating Dedicated Edge Computing with your existing systems

  • Reducing complexity by managing the solution end to end

  • Providing flexibility to enable a hybrid multi-cloud strategy

Why Vodafone Business

Making it all work together

Choose a trusted partner that combines leading connectivity, security and multi-cloud services, all in one place. 

Leading connectivity

Over £1bn invested in our UK network. Recognised as a ‘leader’ in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services for the last three years, working with 70% of the Fortune 500. 

Mitigating risk, maximising value 

Mitigate risk with our end-to-end data security from device to cloud, all without your data ever leaving our network.

Leading 5G+ edge computing

Get dedicated edge with Mobile Private Network and distributed edge with 4G/5G. 

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