Lumen joins Microsoft Azure ecosystem in strategic edge partnership

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Lumen Technologies has struck its latest edge computing deal through a strategic partnership with Microsoft that will bring Microsoft Azure cloud capabilities onto the Lumen platform.

The collaboration will see mutual customers benefitting from being able to run Microsoft-based solutions closer to where digital interactions take place through the edge computing services of Lumen.

Building on earlier edge computing deals this year with VMware and IBM, Lumen’s most...

Vodafone launches Europe’s first multi-access edge computing services

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Vodafone has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to launch multi-access edge compute (MEC) services delivered with AWS Wavelength for Vodafone business customers in the UK.

The launch follows Vodafone trials with companies in a range of areas, including sports technology, autonomous transport, biometric security, remote virtual reality, and factory automation. Vodafone is the only telecoms operator able to offer business customers the combination of 5G and MEC services in the...

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...

Intel explores edge rationale for retail, healthcare and industrial spaces

Another day, another report exploring the benefits of the edge and how organisations are behind the curve in making it happen.

The report from Intel, 'The Edge Outlook', looks at four industries and how edge computing will benefit: retail, industrial, healthcare, and telecoms.

Overall, more than three quarters (76%) of those polled said that identifying 'the ideal location' for data process was a challenge. The report, citing Intel's own examples, looks to guide IT...

O2 teams up with Microsoft for on-prem MEC in private 5G network trial

O2 has announced a partnership with Microsoft to trial on-premise mobile edge computing (MEC) within a private 5G network.

The proof of concept 'aims to pave the way for secure data management, enabling confidential information to stay on-premises at all times', in the operator's words.

O2 will provide secure private 5G network capabilities, with the computing service delivered via Microsoft Azure Private Edge Zones. O2 will also collaborate with Microsoft for Startups...

Verizon bolsters MEC offering with private edge to enterprise customers with AWS

Verizon Business, the telecom provider's enterprise unit, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are continuing their collaboration around 5G enablement. The two companies are offering private mobile edge computing (MEC) to enterprise customers in the US.

The solution 'will fully integrate Verizon's Private 5G networks and Private Edge platform with AWS Outposts', the companies noted. AWS Outposts, as regular readers of CloudTech will recognise, is the cloud infrastructure leader's...

Bill Gates-backed Pivotal Commware secures $50 million funding for 5G mmWave infrastructure

Pivotal Commware, a Washington-based provider of 5G mmWave infrastructure products, has secured $50 million (£35.8m) in a series C funding round to expand product, distribution, and R&D.

The company - defined as Pivotal but not to be confused with the cloud platform provider of the same name acquired by VMware in 2019 - has offerings aimed at mobile network operators to cost-effectively deploy 5G mmWave networks for mobile and fixed wireless access.

Its product...

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...

5G service providers need to capitalise on wireless enterprise with MEC, says Dell’Oro Group

5G service providers are now in an important position. They can increase revenues from the enterprise market by offering premium services and performance with guaranteed SLAs - and as a new Dell'Oro Group whitepaper notes, one of the key features enabling this is multi-access edge computing (MEC).

The paper, 'How 5G Service Providers Can Capitalise on the Wireless Enterprise Market Opportunity', defines MEC in two ways: public and private. Public MEC 'is a service available to all...

TIM announces edge and cloud-focused subsidiary Noovle SpA

TIM, Italy’s largest telco by revenue and subscribers, has announced the launch of its edge and cloud computing-focused subsidiary, Noovle SpA.

TIM acquired Noovle Srl last May. Noovle Srl was one of Google Cloud’s main partners in the Italian market.

Noovle SpA says it will strengthen the alliance between TIM Group and Google Cloud while tapping other strategic partnerships established with industry giants including Atos, Cisco, Citrix, Microsoft, Salesforce, SAP,...