This report offers a comprehensive overview of Edge Computing, a pivotal domain in the realm of new technologies, innovation, and telecommunications.

  • It delves into the factors driving significant interest in this concept within the industry and the lofty expectations associated with its implementation.
  • It underscores the substantial investments undertaken by numerous companies to harness this technology and enhance their innovations in this sphere.
  • By examining the entirety of the Edge Computing ecosystem, the report analyses the diverse strategies employed by key players, along with the various potential applications in each scenario.
  • It also pinpoints the challenges and constraints of this technology, offering a glimpse into forthcoming issues for major corporations.
  • Finally, the report presents a forecast of anticipated market revenues from 2021 to 2030, distinguishing between regions and types of players, with the aim of providing a forward-looking perspective.

Table of contents

1. Executive summary

2. Definition of Edge Computing
2.1. Definition of Edge Computing
2.2. The main characteristics of Edge Computing
2.3. The different types of Edge Computing
2.4. Edge vs Cloud Computing
2.5. The main Edge Computing initiatives
2.6. Benefits of Edge Computing
2.7. Obstacles to Edge Computing
2.8. The limits of Edge Computing
2.9. Focus on the security aspect of Edge Computing

3. The main applications
3.1. The main markets and technologies driven by Edge Computing
3.2. Cloud gaming
3.3. Autonomous vehicles
3.4. Internet of Things (IoT)
3.5. Smart city
3.6. Industrial IoT (IIoT)

4. The main players in Edge Computing in 2023
4.0.1. The ecosystem
4.0.2. Market positioning
4.1. Equipment suppliers: Nokia – Ericsson – Huawei
4.2. IT equipment suppliers: Dell – IBM
4.3. Suppliers of industrial solutions: ADLINK – Schneider Electric
4.4. Pure players in Edge hardware: EdgeConneX – Vapor IO – Mutable
4.5. Pure players in Edge software: ClearBlade
4.6. Hyperscalers: AWS – Microsoft Azure – Equinix
4.7. Content delivery networks (CDN): Akamai
4.8. Tower companies: China Tower
4.9. Telecom operators: Orange – Deutsche Telekom

5. Edge Computing technologies
5.1. Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
5.2. Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)
5.3. The role of 5G
5.4. Edge Computing and 6G
5.5. Kubernetes (K8s)

6. Market size
6.1. Growth in connected objects
6.2. Edge Computing revenues by player
6.3. Edge Computing revenues by category
6.4. Additional revenues from the Edge data centre

List of tables and figures

List of tables and figures

3. The main applications
– Online gaming revenues worldwide and regional breakdown in billions of euros, 2022-2026
– How an autonomous car works
– Breakdown of the consumer IoT market 2022-2030
– Sub-segments of smart city spending in Europe
– Breakdown of vertical IoT markets, 2022-2030

4. The main players in Edge Computing in 2023
– Architecture of the Nokia Edge Automation solution
– Four preferred locations for deploying the physical structure of Edge Computing
– Application of the Huawei AR502H
– How the ClearBlade platform works

6. Market size
– Total number of IoT units worldwide, 2021-2030
– Global revenues from Edge Computing, 2021-2030 (in billions of EUR)
– Global Edge Computing revenues by category, 2023 (%)
– Global Edge Computing revenues by category, 2030 (%)
– Global data centre revenue by region in billions of euros, 2022-2027

Geographic area



  • ABB
  • Airbus
  • Akamai
  • AMD
  • Apple
  • Atos
  • AWS
  • Bosh
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • Cellnex
  • ClearBlade
  • China mobile
  • China Tower
  • Cisco
  • Crown Castle
  • Dell
  • Deutche Telecom
  • EdgeConnex
  • Edgio
  • Ericsson
  • Equinix
  • Foghorn
  • Google
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Limelight
  • Metroedge
  • Microsoft
  • MobiledgeX
  • Mutable
  • Nokia
  • Nvidia
  • Orange
  • OVH
  • Saguna
  • Samsung
  • Schneider Electric
  • Sony
  • Telefónica
  • Vapor IO
  • Vodafone
  • Volkswagen
  • ZTE

Other details

  • Reference: M00088MRA
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: French, English
  • Tags: 5G, 6G, autonomous vehicles, cloud computing, cloud gaming, edge computing, IIoT, Industrial IoT, Internet of things, iot, Pure players, Smarti city

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