Dell unveils tech to aid with global rollout of 5G networks

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Dell Technologies has introduced new telecom software, solutions and services to help communications service providers (CSPs) accelerate their open, cloud-native network deployments and create new revenue opportunities at the edge.

To support the massive growth of data expected from 5G applications and services, CSPs are moving compute infrastructure to the edge and looking to integrate a broad ecosystem of software vendors to capture new revenue opportunities. New technologies...

Telstra Purple unveils 5G edge offering with Microsoft and Ericsson

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Telstra Purple, the managed services division of Australia-based Telstra, is developing a 5G-enabled edge offering for enterprise customers.

Referred to as Branch Offload, the solution will be a managed service that utilises Microsoft Azure Stack Edge, 5G and fixed line connectivity, and SD-WAN capabilities.

The offering has been developed alongside Telstra’s major strategic partners – Microsoft and Ericsson.

Ericsson’s head of digital services Jan...

Airspan Networks collabs with IBM on 5G Open Ran testbed

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Airspan Networks, a 5G hardware and software solutions provider, has joined forces with IBM to collaborate on a 5G-enabled Open RAN testbed.

The testbed will be deployed across the IBM Watson IoT Centre in Munich, Germany and IBM’s Global Industry Solution Centre (GISC) in Nice, France, to demonstrate long-distance control of 5G-enabled edge computing.

The goal of the trial is to help clients across Europe develop multi-vendor solutions to meet different use case...

AT&T unite with US Naval Postgrad School on 5G and edge solutions

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AT&T has revealed it will work alongside the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in California, researching and building 5G and edge computing solutions.

Both parties have entered into a three year collaborative research and development agreement (CRADA) that will centre around Camp Roberts, the NPS main campus and one of the schools beach labs in Monterey County.

The focus of the research will be to “explore the development of 5G and edge computing-powered sea...

ESPN Edge Innovation Centre launches with Accenture, Microsoft, Verizon

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Sports entertainment platform ESPN has launched its ESPN Edge Innovation Centre in collaboration with technology leaders Accenture, Microsoft, and Verizon.

The centre’s aim is to explore how 5G, augmented and virtual reality, and mobile edge computing can provide new ways for fans to experience sports.

With support from the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) technology team, alongside the three aforementioned tech giants, ESPN will explore and develop...

Verizon delivers edge cloud solution through Microsoft Azure partnership

Verizon and Microsoft Azure’s 5G edge computing partnership is beginning to bear fruit.

The partners announced their coalition last year and this week have unveiled an on-premises, private edge compute solution that provides ultra-low latency for deploying near real-time enterprise applications.

“Our partnership with Microsoft brings 5G Edge to enterprises, dropping latency at the edge, helping critical, performance-impacting applications respond more quickly and...

AWS and Verizon make mobile edge available in 13 of the top 20 US metro areas

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AWS and Verizon have made 5G mobile edge computing (MEC) available in three new locations - Chicago, Houston and Phoenix.

Verizon 5G Edge, a real-time cloud computing platform, with AWS Wavelength brings AWS compute and storage services to the edge of Verizon’s wireless network. The combination is said to minimise the latency and network hops required to connect from an application hosted on AWS to the end user’s device. 

Launched in August 2020, the companies...

Net4 provides 5G edge compute solution for retailers

IoT solutions provider Net4 has made an end-to-end retail solution available that leverages Inseego 5G, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), and video analytics to improve store security, stock management and other business operations.

Demonstrated in a recent 5G pilot program with Vodafone Business, the solution taps Inseego’s fixed wireless 5G Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) to provide high-speed, low-latency connectivity between live streaming video cameras and the Vodafone...

Verizon and Mastercard use 5G to reimagine payments

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Mastercard has shed further light on its recent partnership with Verizon Business, which aims to spur 5G-based innovation within the payments industry.

The partnership plans to use real-time edge computing and IoT sensors to deliver innovations ranging from contactless shopping and autonomous checkout technology to cloud-based point-of-sale systems.

Joel Henckel, senior VP of US market acceptance at Mastercard, told PYMNTS that Verizon and Mastercard's respective...

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...