Verizon and Microsoft partner up to accelerate 5G edge computing

Verizon has inked a partnership with Microsoft to help accelerate the deployment of 5G edge applications.

The carrier will integrate Azure edge services into its onsite 5G Edge network to enable ultra-low latency. Verizon and Microsoft’s collaboration aims to open up new possibilities in areas like augmented/virtual reality, computer vision, and digital twins.

“We have built a network that provides real-world, 5G-enabled solutions today,” said Rima Qureshi, EVP and...

AI chipmaker Hailo releases new form factors to fit more edge devices

Hailo wants to bring its groundbreaking AI chips to more edge devices with the release of new form factors.

The company’s AI modules offer unparalleled performance with up to 26 tera operations per second (TOPS).

In common neural network benchmarks, the Hailo-8 AI Acceleration Module outperforms Intel's Myriad-X by 26x and Google's Edge TPUs by 13x Frames Per Second (FPS) on average:

Hailo’s M.2 and PCI Express Mini Card modules now include the Hailo-8...

Akamai helps developers to build microservices at the edge

Akamai’s latest platform update helps developers to build innovative microservices at the edge.

The company is known for running one of the world’s largest Content Delivery Networks (CDN) but has recognised a shift to a “builder culture” from its customers which has led it to double-down on its edge computing solutions.

While edge computing is gaining traction due to exciting new advancements in areas like AI and the IoT, Akamai has technically been a player for...

ARK tests edge caching over next-gen TV standard ATSC 3.0

Broadcast company ARK Multicasting has tested edge caching of video content over next-gen TV standard ATSC 3.0.

ATSC 3.0 is the latest standard from the Advanced Television Systems Committee which determines how TV signals are broadcast and interpreted.

The benefits of ATSC 3.0 for consumers include improved reception, 4K UHD resolution, HDR, and Dolby Atmos support⁠—all over-the-air.

Madeleine Noland, President of the ATSC, said:

“It’s very...

Verizon and Cisco use edge 5G to improve entertainment venues

Verizon and Cisco will use 5G at the edge to make venues better and safer as fans begin to return.

COVID-19 halted the physical events industry. As venues begin to reopen, major changes will be necessary to ensure visitors are safe including things such as contactless physical access, crowd management, and seamless payments.

The partners’ solution will be powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband with mobile edge computing (MEC) capabilities.

Aamir Hussain, SVP...

Maxim Integrated enables AI at the edge on battery-powered IoT devices

The latest chip from Maxim Integrated provides support for AI at the edge on battery-powered IoT devices.

Maxim Integrated’s new MAX78000 chip promises support for executing AI inferences at less than 1/100th the energy of software solutions. Such power-efficiency is vital for IoT devices which may have to last years before their batteries are replaced.

Kris Ardis, Executive Director for the Micros, Security, and Software Business Unit at Maxim Integrated,...

Duckietown offers free edge AI course using NVIDIA’s Jetson Nano

The Duckietown Foundation is offering a free course using the latest addition to NVIDIA’s Jetson AI at the Edge platform.

Duckietown first started as an MIT class in 2016 before evolving into an open-source platform for robotics and AI education, research, and outreach.

Jetson is a series of embedded computing boards from Nvidia which brings accelerated AI performance to the edge in a power-efficient and compact form factor.

Earlier this week, NVIDIA...

Orange and Google join forces on AI, edge computing

French telecoms giant Orange has partnered with Google to research and deploy technologies such as edge computing.

Both companies are heavyweights within their respective industries. Orange brings expertise in telecommunications, while Google brings its experience in fields like AI to the partnership.

Orange believes that the partnership will help the company to achieve its Engage 2025 plan which aims to drive transformation through widespread use of AI and data to...