Rakuten Mobile, University of Glasgow to Collaborate on Edge Computing Research – The Fast Mode

Rakuten Mobile today announced that it has reached an agreement with the University of Glasgow to carry out collaborative research in the field of edge computing. 

Based on the agreement, Rakuten Mobile will provide financial and other support to a post-doctoral research assistant and two PhD students of the university’s School of Computing Science for 24 months and 42 months respectively and carry out collaborative research on edge computing, specifically on monitoring models and future transport protocols.


The research will be led by University of Glasgow senior lecturers Dr. Colin Perkins and Dr. Jeremy Singer. The aim of the research is to prototype next generation edge management tools to simplify the operation of large-scale edge compute infrastructure, as found in 5G networks and beyond, and the services that operate upon them, making it possible to realize highly secure, optimized, low latency communications.

Dr. Pierre Imai, Head of Research and Innovation, Rakuten Mobile
Edge computing plays a vital role in further improving the efficiency of Rakuten Mobile’s end-to-end fully virtualized cloud native network. We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with the world class team at the University of Glasgow on the research into these advanced technologies.

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