Edge Computing, 3 case studies   

Marta Nieto Gómez-Elegido    27 July, 2022

2021 was a turning point for the arrival of Edge Computing in our lives. Newscasts, written press, social networks, chats among friends… This term did not escape from any of our spheres because we all wanted to know what Edge Computing really was.

Now that we know what it is, we wonder how, through which projects, it is being implemented. What use cases are already demanding this technology? To find out, nothing better than to learn about Telefónica Tech’s case studies on this journey that will conclude with the arrival of the “real” 5G, the 5G SA (StandAlone), which will bring new capabilities.


Navantia, a leading company in the manufacture of high-tech ships, has found in Telefónica the best travelling partner on the road to its digital transformation. In this project, 3 use cases of 5G Edge Computing applied to ship reparation and construction processes have been defined:

  • 5G and Edge Computing for remote assistance
  • 5G and Edge Computing for real time processing of 3D scanning
  • 5G and Augmented Reality for Shipbuilding

Find out all about this case study in the following video:

APM Terminals

APM Terminals, one of the largest operators in port, maritime and land terminal design worldwide, joins this list of Edge Computing case studies thanks to its pilot project with Telefónica. As its technology partner, Telefónica is developing a pilot project at APM Terminals’ container terminal in the port of Barcelona to improve security through a combination of 5G, Edge Computing and C-V2X technology.

Here we find two case studies:

  • Geolocation and virtual positioning of fixed objects
  • Geolocation of moving elements

Learn more about this case study in the following video:


Edge Computing has also reached classrooms and the best example of this is the case study of IE University. Together with Telefónica and Nokia, this well-known educational centre has developed an immersive experience at its Campus in Segovia, thanks to the application of 5G and Edge Computing.

These are immersive virtual lessons where students learn in streaming and from their own devices. In this use case, a third key element is added to 5G and Edge Computing: Virtual Reality. If you want to know how it is possible and the role of each of these elements to make this pioneering experience a reality, press play:

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