Verizon bolsters MEC offering with private edge to enterprise customers with AWS

Verizon Business, the telecom provider's enterprise unit, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are continuing their collaboration around 5G enablement. The two companies are offering private mobile edge computing (MEC) to enterprise customers in the US.

The solution 'will fully integrate Verizon's Private 5G networks and Private Edge platform with AWS Outposts', the companies noted. AWS Outposts, as regular readers of CloudTech will recognise, is the cloud infrastructure leader's...

Bill Gates-backed Pivotal Commware secures $50 million funding for 5G mmWave infrastructure

Pivotal Commware, a Washington-based provider of 5G mmWave infrastructure products, has secured $50 million (£35.8m) in a series C funding round to expand product, distribution, and R&D.

The company - defined as Pivotal but not to be confused with the cloud platform provider of the same name acquired by VMware in 2019 - has offerings aimed at mobile network operators to cost-effectively deploy 5G mmWave networks for mobile and fixed wireless access.

Its product...

Singtel’s 5G MEC solution will support Microsoft Azure Stack

Singapore-based telecoms group Singtel is launching a 5G MEC (Mobile Edge Computing) solution for enterprises with support for Microsoft Azure Stack.

The solution will provide the secure, low-latency performance needed for applications such as driverless vehicles, drones, robots, and VR/AR.

Bill Chang, CEO of Group Enterprise at Singtel, said:

“The trials for Singtel 5G MEC allow enterprises to enjoy the best of both worlds with Azure Stack, Microsoft’s...

5G service providers need to capitalise on wireless enterprise with MEC, says Dell’Oro Group

5G service providers are now in an important position. They can increase revenues from the enterprise market by offering premium services and performance with guaranteed SLAs - and as a new Dell'Oro Group whitepaper notes, one of the key features enabling this is multi-access edge computing (MEC).

The paper, 'How 5G Service Providers Can Capitalise on the Wireless Enterprise Market Opportunity', defines MEC in two ways: public and private. Public MEC 'is a service available to all...

Telefonica opens up 5G and edge offerings for startups to develop new services

Telefonica has launched a call for proposals for startups to build solutions focused around 5G and edge computing.

The initiative is part of the Wayra Activation Programme - part of Telefonica's global open innovation hub - which allows entrepreneurs free access to its technologies to test their solutions.

Startups selected will be part of the Wayra 5G/Edge Lab, a laboratory in Spain which is set to be launched 'in the coming weeks.' The laboratory will enable them to...

End-to-end network software provider Mavenir launches MEC solution

Mavenir, an end-to-end network software and systems integration provider for 4G and 5G, has launched a MEC (Multi-Access Edge Computing) solution.

MEC enables carriers to securely open their Radio Access Network (RAN) edge to authorised third-parties while providing the flexibility required for application and service innovation.

Applications running at the edge can use MEC to access content and real-time information under local-access network conditions.

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Verizon and AWS add Seattle and Denver to MEC rollout – and showcases another connected car customer

Verizon and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are launching their mobile edge computing (MEC) platform in Seattle and Denver, bringing the total number of cities deployed to 10.

The move, which snuck in under the radar at the very end of 2020, means Denver and Seattle join Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

The announcement cited companies with no specific link to the two newly announced cities as customers. These were...

South Korea deploys 5G MEC tech at Incheon airport to fight COVID-19

South Korea is deploying 5G MEC (Mobile Edge Computing) tech at Incheon International Airport to help fight COVID-19.

While, like many countries, COVID-19 cases have spiked in South Korea in recent days—the country is often considered as conducting one of the world’s most successful responses to the pandemic.

Incheon Airport is South Korea’s largest and the main gateway into the country. The MEC technology is being installed at both the arrival and departure halls...

Juniper Research: Edge investments by MNOs will reach $8.3B by 2025

Juniper Research predicts investments by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) will exceed $8 billion by 2025.

The analysts expect MNOs on MEC to swell from $2.7 billion in 2020 to around $8.3 billion in 2025.

In tandem with the spending increase, Juniper predicts the number of deployed MEC nodes will increase from 230,000 globally in 2020 to over two million in 2025.

Edge computing has been around in early forms since the late...

Altran’s new 5G ‘Lab-as-a-Service’ provides an edge testing ground

Altran, a subsidiary of Capgemini, has opened a new 5G lab and is offering access “as-a-Service” for testing edge solutions.

The lab is physically based in Fundão, Portugal and enables telcos, enterprises, and OEMs to test edge solutions in a controlled environment.

Hardware and software are often used from a number of different vendors in any one network. Altran’s lab helps with testing interoperability and performance between equipment alongside experienced...