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 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...

HUBER+SUHNER and McLaren Applied launch first 5G edge computing rail antenna

A train.

The HUBER+SUHNER SENCITY Rail ACTIVE Rooftop antenna has been launched to enable 5G apps to run on trains.

It is said to be the first-of-its-kind rail antenna that contains an embedded radio and compute module to offer increased data throughput to support 5G services. It is an all-in-one active antenna with a single ethernet cable input for power and data transmission. Travellers will be able to benefit from improved Wi-Fi connectivity, while system integrators can also benefit...

American Tower buys CoreSite for $10bn in mobile edge expansion

Broadband communications

American Tower, the Fortune 500 communications infrastructure operator, has announced a $10.1 billion (£7.5bn) deal to buy data centre real estate company CoreSite Realty Corporation.

Through the deal, American Tower hopes to leverage CoreSite’s infrastructure to build on its own mobile edge compute offering.

American Tower CEO Tom Bartlett said: “We are in the early stages of a cloud-based, connected and globally distributed digital transformation that will evolve...

Verizon launches private MEC solution in partnership with AWS

Verizon has launched a private mobile edge compute (MEC) solution in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The solution was announced earlier this year and combines Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Outposts for a cloud-based platform that brings compute and storage services to the edge of a customer’s on-premise network.

The benefit to businesses is much higher bandwidth and lower latency to support next-generation enterprise applications including factory automation,...

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

A white Dell laptop.

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

Telstra Phone Booth

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

Interconnected Globe

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

US Navy Ship

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...