Madrid, Jan 15 (EFE) .- The world spending forecast in 2022 on “edge computing” will grow by 14.8% compared to 2021, reaching 176,000 million dollars (153,800 million euros at the exchange rate). ), according to data from the IDC consultancy. The United States will lead in investment in this technology, with 76,500 million dollars (66,934.8 million euros) in 2022, followed by Western Europe, with 30,600 million (26,773 million) and China, 20,800 million dollars (18,199) . The American consultancy refers to the spending of companies and service providers on hardware, software and services for “edge computing” solutions, which will continue to rise at the same rate year after year until reaching 274,000 million dollars (239,433 million euros) in 2025 “Edge computing”, translated into Spanish as edge computing, allows the data that is produced on a device to be processed in “mini-centers” that are located close to where they are generated. Until now, this data traveled to a central node to be processed, and then returned to its place of origin, a process that, in addition to consuming bandwidth, required time, called latency. With ‘edge computing’, it is intended to avoid this journey. To get an idea of what this technology will be, the European Commission estimates that some 10,000 “edge” nodes (mini data centers) will be needed in 2030. The Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructures, Roberto Sánchez, estimated a few months ago that of these 10,000, about 1,000 would have to settle in Spain. To date, there is no news in this regard, sources from the Secretary of State have told EFE. The edge computing market in Europe has developed significantly in recent years and is expected to nearly double in value by 2025, according to IDC. It is estimated that almost 30% of European organizations plan to start using “edge computing” technologies in the next two years and, apart from the pilot phase, solutions related to intelligent buildings, manufacturing operations or asset management of production will be the most frequent. 150 USE CASES IDC has identified more than 150 use cases for “edge computing” in different sectors, of which two will attract the greatest investment in 2022 (content distribution networks and virtualization of network functions ), which will generate a total expenditure of 26,000 million dollars this year. For companies, the use cases that will require the most investments in 2022 will be those related to manufacturing operations, production asset management, smart networks, omnichannel operations, public safety and emergencies, cargo monitoring and intelligent transportation systems. IDC expects global spending on edge computing hardware and services to account for 85% of the total by 2022, with the remainder going to software. The consulting firm quantifies this market based on the expenses forecast by companies and service providers in 17 technology markets and nine geographic regions.