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...

South Korea deploys 5G MEC tech at Incheon airport to fight COVID-19

South Korea is deploying 5G MEC (Mobile Edge Computing) tech at Incheon International Airport to help fight COVID-19.

While, like many countries, COVID-19 cases have spiked in South Korea in recent days—the country is often considered as conducting one of the world’s most successful responses to the pandemic.

Incheon Airport is South Korea’s largest and the main gateway into the country. The MEC technology is being installed at both the arrival and departure halls...

Litmus and Google Cloud establish industrial edge partnership

Edge computing firm Litmus has established a partnership with Google Cloud for industrial applications.

Litmus Edge, the company’s flagship platform, will enable customers to gather industrial data from their assets and have it readily available in Google Cloud.

John Younes, Co-founder and COO of Litmus, said:

“Litmus Edge is a modern edge platform, purpose-built for industry and to bridge factory floors to the Cloud, so this partnership with Google...

Juniper Research: Edge investments by MNOs will reach $8.3B by 2025

Juniper Research predicts investments by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) will exceed $8 billion by 2025.

The analysts expect MNOs on MEC to swell from $2.7 billion in 2020 to around $8.3 billion in 2025.

In tandem with the spending increase, Juniper predicts the number of deployed MEC nodes will increase from 230,000 globally in 2020 to over two million in 2025.

Edge computing has been around in early forms since the late...

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...

Veea lends the LoRa Alliance its edge computing expertise

Veea has joined the LoRa Alliance and will provide its edge computing expertise to the IoT partnership.

The non-profit LoRa Alliance has over 500 members and is committed to enabling the large-scale deployment of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) IoT through the development and promotion of the open LoRaWAN standard.

LoRaWAN is currently used in over 160 countries and by more than 140 major mobile operators around the world. The LoRaWAN certification programme...

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...

NexOptic brings edge imaging AI expertise to Arm’s Partner Program

NexOptic is joining Arm’s Partner Program to simplify the deployment of imaging AI on edge devices.

Arm’s Partner Program is an initiative aimed at establishing strategic alliances which enhance the Arm ecosystem. All partners go through a robust audit process to gain Arm’s valuable recommendation for their specific field.

NexOptic specialises in using AI to enhance imaging solutions which can be deployed on IoT edge devices in addition to smartphones, laptops, and...

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...

Lacuna Space successfully launches its fourth IoT gateway satellite

The fourth IoT gateway satellite from Lacuna Space is now in orbit after hitching a ride onboard the PSLV-C49.

Lacuna Space’s gateway will provide edge connectivity just outside of Earth’s atmosphere in equatorial orbit.

Rob Spurrett, CEO of Lacuna Space, said:

“We are continuing to push the boundaries of what’s technically possible with extremely low power IoT technology with each generation of IoT gateways we are putting into space. 

This...