Telefónica Tech launches predictive maintenance solution with Grupo Álava

Predictive Maintenance

Telefónica Tech, Spain’s largest telecoms operator, and Grupo Álava, an industrial equipment supplier, are jointly launching a predictive maintenance solution for heavy industry.

Following a signed strategic agreement, both companies have agreed to build an advanced data platform that will optimise productivity by anticipating potential faults and defects in machinery.

The solution will allow industrial companies to digitise the maintenance processes of all assets in...

Verizon and AWS expand mobile edge offering to 17 major US cities

Edge Drone in City

Verizon and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are expanding their mobile edge offering to 17 of the top 20 metropolitan areas in the US.

Launched in August 2020, the offering combines Verizon’s 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength, a real-time cloud platform, to bring compute and storage services to the edge of Verizon’s network.

The companies’ combination minimises the latency and network hops required to connect from an application hosted on the platform to the end user’s...

Global spending on edge computing to grow nearly 15% in 2022

Global Perspective

Global spending on edge computing in 2022 is expected to increase 14.8% over 2021 spending to reach $176 billion (£129.5bn).

Strong growth is forecast to continue well into 2025, when spending will reach roughly $274 billion (£201.5bn) according to leading market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

IDC’s latest 'Worldwide Edge Spending Guide' expects enterprise adoption of edge computing to facilitate the bulk of global growth.

Edge hardware...

Deeplite platform accelerates AI on Arm CPUs through quantisation

CPU

Deeplite, a Canadian AI software company, has unveiled its Deeplite Runtime (DeepliteRT) platform that makes AI models smaller and faster without compromising accuracy.

Thanks to quantisation, customers will benefit from reduced power consumption and the ability to use existing Arm CPUs to run AI models with GPU-level performance.

AI optimisation’s importance is growing in an industry where edge devices are increasingly being turned to. Making AI models run on small...

Mangata Networks secures £24m for innovative satellite edge network

Satellite in Orbit

Mangata Networks, a satellite-based telecoms startup, has raised $33 million (£24.2m) in Series A funding to begin building its innovative satellite edge network.

The goal driving Mangata is to create a constellation of satellites that includes some in highly elliptical orbit (HEO) and others in medium Earth orbit (MEO). These satellites will then connect to a grounded system of MangataEdge micro data centres, extending the cloud to edge networks close to end...

Thundercomm launches three new edge AI products at CES 2022

Thunder and Lightning

Thundercomm, an IoT product and solution provider, unveiled three new edge computing products at CES 2022 in Las Vegas.

The line-up includes two new EBX edge AI boxes, the EB2 and the EB6, as well as an AI training platform called ModelFarm.

Building on the back of Thundercomm’s EB5 launch, which has seen usage in smart city and manufacturing use cases, the EB2 and EB6 are designed to meet demands at different market segments.

The EB2 Edge AI box focuses on...

Three quarters of edge insiders expect more project spending in 2022

Project Planning

More than three quarters (77%) of 153 decision-makers and implementers in the edge computing industry expect to spend more on edge projects in 2022 than 2021.

The findings are part of a new ‘Edge Computing Landscape: 2021’ report sponsored by ZEDEDA, an edge orchestration company, and carried out by EMC Research.

Of the respondents, a slightly reduced 74% were confident edge spending at their organisations would increase by up to 25% this year.

Said...

Aiseed joins Japanese accelerator program with edge AI drones

AI Drone

Aiseed, a Taiwan-based drone start-up, has joined Japan’s accelerator program with its edge AI-powered drone to bring innovation to Japanese government and enterprise.

The company’s cutting-edge drones use both multi-rotor and fixed-wing modes depending on circumstance to fly between 50-60mph for up to half an hour.

As the global drone market grows, Aiseed hopes to build on use cases for consumer markets, military and rescue operations, visual inspections, and...

Verizon and Google Cloud partner on 5G mobile edge network for industry

5G Edge Robotics

Verizon and Google Cloud have joined forces to bring cloud computing technology closer to mobile and connected devices at the edge of the service provider’s network.

By combining Verizon 5G Edge with Google Distributed Cloud Edge, Google’s compute and storage services will be brought to the edge of Verizon’s local network.

This will provide the necessary bandwidth and low latency for real-time enterprise applications such as autonomous mobile robots, intelligent...

SEMPRE secures $20m seed round for military-grade telecoms solution

Cell Towers

SEMPRE, a telecom solutions start-up, has raised a $20 million (£15.1m) seed round for its military-grade 5G and edge computing infrastructure.

The funding was led by US family office Goff Capital and joined by Hayman Capital Management.

The company, whose name stands for Secure EMP Resistant Edge, provides the first military-grade resistant communications and edge computing infrastructure for telecom operators, first responders, and government...