New South Wales taps Cisco Australia for edge transport solution

Sydney, New South Wales

New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s most populous state, is trying to improve transport reliability and reduce congestion by using IoT sensors and edge computing.

The state’s transport department, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), has partnered with Cisco Australia to trial the project in cities Sydney and Newcastle.

A number of buses, ferries, and trams in each city will be kitted with sensors to track their movements in real-time, thanks to edge compute...

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

A train.

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...

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...

Verizon uses connected cars to demonstrate MEC and 5G capabilities

Verizon has partnered with four other firms to demonstrate how MEC (Mobile Edge Computing) and 5G is enabling the next-generation of connected cars.

“We’re already seeing today how customers are leveraging the powerful combination of Verizon 5G Edge and AWS (Amazon Web Services) Wavelength to create next-generation use case in industries ranging from transportation to healthcare,” said Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business.

“While we’re still in the early days of...