End-to-end network software provider Mavenir launches MEC solution

Mavenir, an end-to-end network software and systems integration provider for 4G and 5G, has launched a MEC (Multi-Access Edge Computing) solution.

MEC enables carriers to securely open their Radio Access Network (RAN) edge to authorised third-parties while providing the flexibility required for application and service innovation.

Applications running at the edge can use MEC to access content and real-time information under local-access network conditions.

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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...

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...

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...

Cisco and AT&T partner up on IP edge routing platform

Cisco and US telecoms giant AT&T have joined forces to deploy a next-gen open disaggregated IP edge routing platform.

The hardware used for the solution is the same as previously announced for AT&T’s IP/MPLS core. However, Cisco’s IOS-XR software will now be integrated.

Andre Fuetsch, CTO for Network Services at AT&T, says:

“The first IP edge use case is peering – the system that connects AT&T’s IP network with that of other Internet...

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.

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IBM and AT&T announce their union in 5G edge computing

IBM and AT&T have announced a union to harness the opportunities presented by 5G edge computing.

"The advancements in 5G and edge are impacting every industry, bringing the promise of enhanced experiences for consumers and new revenue opportunities for businesses," said Howard Boville, SVP of IBM Hybrid Cloud.

AT&T’s Multi-Access Edge Computing will marry IBM’s new Cloud Satellite service to enhance the capabilities of both solutions.

"Together with...

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...

Akamai bolsters its edge security offerings with Asavie acquisition

Akamai is bolstering its edge security offerings with the acquisition of Irish tech firm Asavie.

Asavie specialises in mobile, IoT, and security solutions. The company’s clients include the likes of AT&T, Verizon, Microsoft, Samsung, Vodafone, and Telefonica.

Dr Tom Leighton, CEO and Co-Founder of Akamai, said:

“We believe the addition of Asavie will help Akamai’s carrier partners address enterprise and mid-market customer demand for IoT and mobile...

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...