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...

Edge computing spend in Canada to hit C$7.5bn by 2024, predicts IDC

Total spend on edge computing in Canada will hit C$7.5 billion (£4.33bn) by 2024 at a CAGR of 12.3%, according to IDC.

The findings, which appear as part of the analyst firm's Worldwide Edge Spending Guide, sees retail as the industry with the most spend, ahead of federal and central government and banking. Retail is predicted to see a five year CAGR of 14.7%, with six of the 19 analysed industry segments delivering more than 5% of total Canadian spending in...

Red Hat launches new edge capabilities alongside improved architecture

Open-source software giant Red Hat has launched several new edge capabilities for enterprises alongside an improved architecture.

IDC forecasts that global spending on edge computing will reach around $250.6 billion in 2024. The company’s analysts say that spending on edge software will account for approximately 21 percent of that spend.

Dave McCarthy, Research Director of Edge Strategies at IDC, says:

"Edge products and services are powering the next wave of...

Eurotech is bringing its edge solutions to Arm’s Project Cassini

Eurotech, a provider of edge computing platforms and IoT enablement solutions, has joined Arm’s Project Cassini.

Project Cassini is an open, collaborative, and standards-based initiative which aims to deliver a cloud-native software experience across a secure Arm edge ecosystem.

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Eurotech will bring its vast experience in edge computing to Project Cassini.

Giuseppe Surace, CP&MO of Eurotech,...

Analysis: The economics of edge computing

Moving your computing workload to the edge will cost a bit more than you’re accustomed to. Life is good down on the data farm where a hyperscale environment has driven some incredibly low costs. Moving the platform to the edge will set you back, but if it’s implemented properly the cost can be contained.

As shown below, comparing a hyperscale provider’s edge configurations and their regional data centres, we see that the edge platform costs about 35 – 55% more. (We...

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...

Edge computing global spend to hit $250 billion by 2024, says IDC

Global spending on edge computing will hit $250 billion (£193.2bn) by 2024, according to IDC, led by a future of 'extraordinary value and opportunity.'

According to IDC's nascent Worldwide Edge Spending Guide, the market as defined will see a CAGR of 12.5% between the 2019 and 2024 forecast period.

Of that figure, the services market - taking into account professional and provisioned services - will account for almost half (46.2%) of all edge spending by 2024. Hardware...

AI at the edge: Omdia notes five key factors to consider

One of the most important potential areas for edge computing is the impact on artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge - and a new report from Omdia explores five key areas of growth.

The analyst firm's paper, titled 'Connecting the Dots: AI at the Edge', noted that the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the main drivers for 'AI-at-the-edge', yet a number of different applications across multiple vertical market also apply.

The report noted five factors that would shape...

Cloud vendors will take two thirds of edge service revenue, report predicts

The edge computing opportunity is an enticing one for cloud providers, telecoms operators, as well as enterprises. Yet according to a new market analysis, as much as two thirds of service revenue will fall to the cloud players.

The Edge Computing 2020 report, from analyst firm Mobile Experts, anticipates the global market for edge computing services to grow to approximately $7 billion in 2025. This makes for an interesting comparison with Frost & Sullivan, who assesses the...

Nine in 10 industrial enterprises will use ‘foundational’ edge by 2022, says Frost & Sullivan

Edge computing is a 'foundational' technology for industrial enterprises, according to Frost & Sullivan - with 90% of firms forecast to utilise edge by 2022.

The analyst firm added the multi-edge access computing (MEC) market, which incorporates the wider features of edge computing, is set to reach $7.23 billion (£5.6bn) by 2024.

Many of the use cases cited by Frost & Sullivan for industrial enterprises can be seen as an extension of current opportunies afforded...