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Mobile Cloud Computing in 5G: Emerging Trends, Issues, and Challenges [Guest Editorial]

Wang, X. W. ; Han, G. H. ; Du, X. D. ; Rodrigues, J. R.

IEEE Network Vol. 29, Nº 2, pp. 4 - 5, March, 2015.

ISSN (print): 0890-8044
ISSN (online): 1558-156X

Journal Impact Factor: 2,540 (in 2014)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/MNET.2015.7064896

Mobile computing, wireless networks, and cloud computing are three technologies that are con- verging into a rapidly growing field of Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC). With the dramatically increased capacities of the 5th generation (5G) mobile networks, MCC services are expected to witness a period of rapid development and become a new hotspot of mobile services. It is anticipated that people’s work patterns and life styles in a future net- worked society will be dramatically changed by MCC. IBM predicts that there will be 1 trillion cloud-ready devices by 2015, and most Internet users will work primarily through cyberspace-based applications on remote servers accessed through networked devices. Through future applications enabled by 5G, MCC will have profound impacts on almost
every aspect of our future digital lives.