Evolved UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network – The E-UTRAN handles the radio communications between the mobile and the evolved packet core and has one component, the evolved base stations called eNodeB.

Edge Compute

A distributed computing paradigm that brings computation and data storage closer to the sources of data. This is expected to improve response times and save bandwidth. It is an architecture rather than a specific technology. It is a topology- and location-sensitive form of distributed computing. Alef uses edge computing concepts to offer MNaaS. (Mobile Network […]

Edge Peering

Peering is a method that allows two networks to connect and exchange traffic directly without having to pay a third party to carry traffic across the Internet. Learn more at Stackpath

Edge Point

The sites or nodes that enable enterprises to create and operate private mobile networks. Edge Points represent the required software, including the EPC and eSIMs, that Alef offers enterprises to enable and provision a private network.


Evolved Node B – A network element in the RAN (Radio Access Network) which is responsible for the transmission and reception of radio signals in one or more cells to or from user equipment. Mobile tower or base station that the user equipment connects to, for access to mobile network/mobile internet. Legacy term for a […]


Evolved Packet Core – The framework that converges voice and data on a 4G LTE network. This allows operators to deploy and operate one packet network for 2G, 3G, WLAN, WiMax, LTE and fixed access (Ethernet, DSL, cable and fiber)