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...

EdgeX Foundry’s Hanoi release focuses on edge use cases for manufacturing and retail

EdgeX Foundry has released its latest semi-annual iteration, called Hanoi, with a plethora of new features and industries targeted.

The release from the LF Edge-based project within the Linux Foundation, which is a minor offering, includes simplified deployment protocols, as well as improved performance and scalability testing.

The key launch from the product side is command line interface (CLI), enabling develoeprs and users to issue various EdgeX API calls to its...

Vodafone will begin its European MEC rollout in the UK

Vodafone Business has announced a new service which combines the company’s 5G network with the ultrafast response times of distributed Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) technology.

The company is set to open its first MEC and 5G commercial centre in London in spring 2021. The low latency zone will extend to Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol, and Cardiff, as well as many towns home to tech firms along the M4 motorway corridor and parts of Wales and...

Eclipse Foundation IoT developer survey: Edge analysis and highlights

The Eclipse Foundation's latest IoT developer survey has explored edge computing trends for the first time - with interesting results.

The study, which polled more than 1650 respondents from various industries and organisations, is also aimed at improving the foundation's Edge Native Working Group, looking at delivering open source edge platforms.

Artificial intelligence was reported as the most frequent edge workload, cited by 30% of those polled. Control logic (29%),...

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...

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...

Macrometa raises $7 million in seed funding as CEO notes ‘the edge is our oyster’

Macrometa, a provider of edge computing infrastructure for developers, has announced $7 million (£5.4m) in seed funding in a round led by DNX Ventures.

The company, in its own words, is 'fuelled by a vision of enabling developers to build apps and APIs without any limitations of time, space, and cloud architectures.' To do this, the emergence of edge computing, where computations are made closer to the data source, is seen as the answer.

"Our mission is to make every...

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...

Cloud gaming, V2X communications and Industrial IoT biggest use cases for edge development

Edge computing is being spoken of more and more – but predominantly from the hardware side. What does it mean from a software and development standpoint?

According to new research from MobiledgeX, multi-player and cloud gaming, V2X communications and Industrial IoT are the most viable short-term edge use cases.

The company has released its research after a three-year effort, alongside Deutsche Telekom, which collated standards and use cases based on market opportunity,...