Robert High, VP and CTO of Edge Computing, IBM: On Industry 4.0, Mayflower, mesh networks, and tackling global challenges

Robert High is an IBM fellow serving as the company’s CTO of edge computing. We tapped High’s decades of technical leadership – spanning core IBM initiatives like Watson – to gain an insight into the future of edge computing and how it can improve our lives and help to tackle some of the biggest global challenges.

The world is currently entering the fourth industrial revolution (or so-called ‘Industry 4.0’) thanks to converging technologies...

Fernando Cerioni, VP of Product Management, Mavenir: On the convergence of edge computing, AI, and OpenRAN

Fernando Cerioni, VP of Product Management at Mavenir, is hosting a day one keynote at this year’s virtual Edge Computing Expo Europe.

Ahead of the event, we caught up with Cerioni to get his views on the industry and the role that Mavenir is playing in unlocking the full potential of edge computing for businesses globally.

Edge computing is not a new concept. In fact, its origins can be traced back to the 1990s when...

Sensory brings edge voice assistance to smart devices

Sensory is countering the security threat posed by unnecessarily connecting every “thing” to the internet with an edge voice assistant.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is unlocking huge new opportunities and helping to improve efficiency and increase productivity. IDC estimates (PDF) that around 152,200 IoT devices will connect every minute by 2025.

Many devices still require internet connectivity, but a large number connect – with all the security and privacy risks...

Analysing edge computing’s potential for exponential growth – and the Internet of Everything

By 2025, cloud will lead the ICT infrastructure market, with edge computing exponentially growing - according to a new report from Reply.

The IT services provider, in its report 'From Cloud to Edge', looks at the cloud computing market after the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as edge computing and distributed cloud use cases. The report was a showcase of Reply's Trend SONAR, a proprietary data-driven platform.

Similar to when Zach Shelby, CEO of Edge Impulse, was interviewed...

How edge computing will finally make IT and OT get along

Gartner estimates that by 2025, 75% of data will be processed outside the traditional data centre or cloud.

This is clear evidence that manufacturers should be looking to employ edge computing power that offers easy-to-deploy, future-proofed, technology agnostic solutions that can empower them to scale infinitely (no manpower required to install) and save massive amounts of resources in managing and processing big data.

However, many are simply letting their smart...

Singtel’s 5G MEC solution will support Microsoft Azure Stack

Singapore-based telecoms group Singtel is launching a 5G MEC (Mobile Edge Computing) solution for enterprises with support for Microsoft Azure Stack.

The solution will provide the secure, low-latency performance needed for applications such as driverless vehicles, drones, robots, and VR/AR.

Bill Chang, CEO of Group Enterprise at Singtel, said:

“The trials for Singtel 5G MEC allow enterprises to enjoy the best of both worlds with Azure Stack, Microsoft’s...

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...