New South Wales taps Cisco Australia for edge transport solution

Sydney, New South Wales

New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s most populous state, is trying to improve transport reliability and reduce congestion by using IoT sensors and edge computing.

The state’s transport department, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), has partnered with Cisco Australia to trial the project in cities Sydney and Newcastle.

A number of buses, ferries, and trams in each city will be kitted with sensors to track their movements in real-time, thanks to edge compute...

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...

Verizon and Cisco use edge 5G to improve entertainment venues

Verizon and Cisco will use 5G at the edge to make venues better and safer as fans begin to return.

COVID-19 halted the physical events industry. As venues begin to reopen, major changes will be necessary to ensure visitors are safe including things such as contactless physical access, crowd management, and seamless payments.

The partners’ solution will be powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband with mobile edge computing (MEC) capabilities.

Aamir Hussain, SVP...