DataQube Global’s edge data centre at the heart of £20m development

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DataQube Global’s 5G-ready edge data centre system has been selected by Glendine Developments to support an ‘edge data centre campus’ in Basingstoke.

The property developer plan to turn two vacant business park properties into a co-working edge campus with research and development as well as recreational facilities.

An edge data centre campus consists of micro data centres located closer to users than conventional data centres that hold facilities for use by...

ESPN Edge Innovation Centre launches with Accenture, Microsoft, Verizon

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Sports entertainment platform ESPN has launched its ESPN Edge Innovation Centre in collaboration with technology leaders Accenture, Microsoft, and Verizon.

The centre’s aim is to explore how 5G, augmented and virtual reality, and mobile edge computing can provide new ways for fans to experience sports.

With support from the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) technology team, alongside the three aforementioned tech giants, ESPN will explore and develop...

Verizon delivers edge cloud solution through Microsoft Azure partnership

Verizon and Microsoft Azure’s 5G edge computing partnership is beginning to bear fruit.

The partners announced their coalition last year and this week have unveiled an on-premises, private edge compute solution that provides ultra-low latency for deploying near real-time enterprise applications.

“Our partnership with Microsoft brings 5G Edge to enterprises, dropping latency at the edge, helping critical, performance-impacting applications respond more quickly and...

AWS and Verizon make mobile edge available in 13 of the top 20 US metro areas

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AWS and Verizon have made 5G mobile edge computing (MEC) available in three new locations - Chicago, Houston and Phoenix.

Verizon 5G Edge, a real-time cloud computing platform, with AWS Wavelength brings AWS compute and storage services to the edge of Verizon’s wireless network. The combination is said to minimise the latency and network hops required to connect from an application hosted on AWS to the end user’s device. 

Launched in August 2020, the companies...

Net4 provides 5G edge compute solution for retailers

IoT solutions provider Net4 has made an end-to-end retail solution available that leverages Inseego 5G, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), and video analytics to improve store security, stock management and other business operations.

Demonstrated in a recent 5G pilot program with Vodafone Business, the solution taps Inseego’s fixed wireless 5G Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) to provide high-speed, low-latency connectivity between live streaming video cameras and the Vodafone...

Deutsche Telekom launches Apple AR innovation scheme

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Deutsche Telekom's tech incubator, Hubraum, has launched an Apple augmented reality (AR) innovation program to help find and accelerate new AR applications.

The announcement comes as a new report from GlobalData is released, which suggests AR has overtaken artificial intelligence (AI) as the most disruptive emerging technology.

Hubraum stated: “We are inviting iOS developers from around the globe to show us their best-in-class augmented reality applications that, with...

Verizon and Mastercard use 5G to reimagine payments

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Mastercard has shed further light on its recent partnership with Verizon Business, which aims to spur 5G-based innovation within the payments industry.

The partnership plans to use real-time edge computing and IoT sensors to deliver innovations ranging from contactless shopping and autonomous checkout technology to cloud-based point-of-sale systems.

Joel Henckel, senior VP of US market acceptance at Mastercard, told PYMNTS that Verizon and Mastercard's respective...

Lumen joins Microsoft Azure ecosystem in strategic edge partnership

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Lumen Technologies has struck its latest edge computing deal through a strategic partnership with Microsoft that will bring Microsoft Azure cloud capabilities onto the Lumen platform.

The collaboration will see mutual customers benefitting from being able to run Microsoft-based solutions closer to where digital interactions take place through the edge computing services of Lumen.

Building on earlier edge computing deals this year with VMware and IBM, Lumen’s most...

AT&T and Google Cloud upscale 5G and edge collaboration

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AT&T and Google Cloud have announced an upscaling of their collaborative efforts to deliver ‘next-generation business outcomes’ through edge computing solutions.

The two companies intend to focus on further developing AT&T’s on-premises Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) solution, as well as AT&T Network Edge capabilities through 5G, LTE and wireline.

The announcement follows on from a year of successful collaboration between the firms, with a recent press...

Ericsson and Google Cloud collaborate to create edge cloud tech for telcos

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Google Cloud and Ericsson have teamed up to develop 5G and edge cloud solutions to help communications service providers (CSPs) digitally transform and to unlock new enterprise and consumer use cases.

Globally, industries with edge presences - including communication service providers, retailers, manufacturers, transport businesses, healthcare and media/entertainment providers - face pressures to build more digitised businesses and new digital experiences for their...