HUBER+SUHNER and McLaren Applied launch first 5G edge computing rail antenna

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The HUBER+SUHNER SENCITY Rail ACTIVE Rooftop antenna has been launched to enable 5G apps to run on trains.

It is said to be the first-of-its-kind rail antenna that contains an embedded radio and compute module to offer increased data throughput to support 5G services. It is an all-in-one active antenna with a single ethernet cable input for power and data transmission. Travellers will be able to benefit from improved Wi-Fi connectivity, while system integrators can also benefit...

Nokia and Telia building 5G edge network for Finnish gold mine

Gold Mine

Nokia is collaborating with Scandinavian mobile operator Telia, and its partner Digita, to build a 5G standalone (SA) private wireless network at the Agnico Eagle mine in northern Finland.

The Kittilä mine is the largest gold producer in Europe, containing almost 4.9 million ounces of gold in reserves that won’t be depleted until 2032. It sits 90 miles above the Arctic Circle and 550 miles north of Helsinki in the country’s Lapland region.

Nokia’s network will be...

Microsoft and AT&T launch Azure Edge Zone in Atlanta

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Microsoft’s plans for public edge cloud zones are one step closer to fruition with the soft-launch of its Azure Edge Zone in Atlanta, Georgia alongside partner AT&T.

Currently available as a “private preview”, enterprises with an interest in 5G edge solutions can enquire to sign up for access.

The edge zone combines AT&T’s 5G network edge capabilities with a localised version of Microsoft’s Azure cloud from one of AT&T’s data centres in...

American Tower buys CoreSite for $10bn in mobile edge expansion

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American Tower, the Fortune 500 communications infrastructure operator, has announced a $10.1 billion (£7.5bn) deal to buy data centre real estate company CoreSite Realty Corporation.

Through the deal, American Tower hopes to leverage CoreSite’s infrastructure to build on its own mobile edge compute offering.

American Tower CEO Tom Bartlett said: “We are in the early stages of a cloud-based, connected and globally distributed digital transformation that will evolve...

StarHub and Hewlett Packard team up for Singaporean 5G edge trial

Singapore

StarHub, one of Singapore’s major telco providers, has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to provide 5G multi-access edge computing (MEC) to Singaporean enterprises.

The joint offering will help enterprise and government clients move time critical workloads such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, and machine learning closer to the source where customers require ultra-low latencies.

StarHub expects uptake to be popular in latency-sensitive...

Lenovo and VMWare work together to make the Resilient Edge a reality

Edge computing – bringing compute capabilities outside of the data centre, closer to where the data is being created or used – represents the next reality. With the growing demand on network infrastructure and the advent of 5G, edge computing becomes a must to reduce the requirement on the infrastructure, get much faster insights from available data and deliver new and better services to end users.

Lenovo is first-to-market with VMWare Edge Compute Stack on Lenovo Think System...

Etisalat launches 5G enterprise multi-access edge computing with Microsoft

Etisalat headquarters.

Etisalat and Microsoft have teamed up to unlock new 5G scenarios with Azure Multi-access Edge Compute. 

Leveraging the power of Etisalat Core Orchestration and Azure ARM capabilities, the partnership is creating 5G edge compute plug-and-play infrastructures for enterprises to run industry solutions.

Edge computing technology is set to reform a host of industries, reducing latency and enabling a whole host of applications to deliver fast and secure 5G, IoT and AI...

Verizon launches private MEC solution in partnership with AWS

Verizon has launched a private mobile edge compute (MEC) solution in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The solution was announced earlier this year and combines Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Outposts for a cloud-based platform that brings compute and storage services to the edge of a customer’s on-premise network.

The benefit to businesses is much higher bandwidth and lower latency to support next-generation enterprise applications including factory automation,...

Dell unveils tech to aid with global rollout of 5G networks

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Dell Technologies has introduced new telecom software, solutions and services to help communications service providers (CSPs) accelerate their open, cloud-native network deployments and create new revenue opportunities at the edge.

To support the massive growth of data expected from 5G applications and services, CSPs are moving compute infrastructure to the edge and looking to integrate a broad ecosystem of software vendors to capture new revenue opportunities. New technologies...

Telstra Purple unveils 5G edge offering with Microsoft and Ericsson

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Telstra Purple, the managed services division of Australia-based Telstra, is developing a 5G-enabled edge offering for enterprise customers.

Referred to as Branch Offload, the solution will be a managed service that utilises Microsoft Azure Stack Edge, 5G and fixed line connectivity, and SD-WAN capabilities.

The offering has been developed alongside Telstra’s major strategic partners – Microsoft and Ericsson.

Ericsson’s head of digital services Jan...