Intel reveals edge computing and 5G tech at Mobile World Congress

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Intel has unveiled new additions to its product portfolio for 5G and edge computing at Mobile World Congress 2021.

The tech firm also showcased multiple groundbreaking network deployments powered by its technology and Intel Network Platform. 

The company noted that nearly all commercial virtual radio access network (vRAN) deployments are running on Intel technology. In the years ahead, it sees global vRAN base station deployments scale, from hundreds to “hundreds...

US Postal Service to speed up package processing with edge computing

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The US Postal Service (USPS) has been harnessing edge computing combined with AI to faster process the 7.3 billion parcels it deals with annually.

The organisation has implemented advanced computer systems at 195 of its mail processing centres throughout the USA to work on seven computer vision models, reducing the time required to track a missing package from numerous days to less than two hours.

A computer vision task that would previously have taken a fortnight on...

Robert High, VP and CTO of Edge Computing, IBM: On Industry 4.0, Mayflower, mesh networks, and tackling global challenges

Robert High is an IBM fellow serving as the company’s CTO of edge computing. We tapped High’s decades of technical leadership – spanning core IBM initiatives like Watson – to gain an insight into the future of edge computing and how it can improve our lives and help to tackle some of the biggest global challenges.

The world is currently entering the fourth industrial revolution (or so-called ‘Industry 4.0’) thanks to converging technologies...

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...

Stratus launches global programme for development of edge computing competencies

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Stratus Technologies, a specialist in autonomous Edge Computing platforms, has launched a programme to enable System Integrators (SIs) to develop Edge Computing competencies and deployment expertise. 

It is hoped that the Stratus-led training, certification and accreditation, could give SIs the tools and support to develop edge computing technology practices to generate new revenue. The programme’s top partnership level, Stratus Endorsed status, will allow SIs to implement...

Schneider Electric enhances European micro data centre offering

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Schneider Electric, an energy and automation digital solutions provider, has revealed that its EcoStruxure Micro Data Center R-Series for rugged indoor environments will be available in Europe by June 2021. 

The new micro data centres are said to offer a resilient and quick-to-deploy solution to help manage edge computing infrastructure within challenging industrial and manufacturing environments.

As more industrial operators deploy Industry 4.0 technologies to...

Sensory brings edge voice assistance to smart devices

Sensory is countering the security threat posed by unnecessarily connecting every “thing” to the internet with an edge voice assistant.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is unlocking huge new opportunities and helping to improve efficiency and increase productivity. IDC estimates (PDF) that around 152,200 IoT devices will connect every minute by 2025.

Many devices still require internet connectivity, but a large number connect – with all the security and privacy risks...

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...

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,...

Evolution of Edge: Top trends driving the technology in 2021

Edge computing is here to stay. In fact, IDC estimates the number of connected devices will reach 55.7 billion by 2025. But before diving into how I expect edge to evolve in the upcoming year, I want to share how I define the technology:

What is edge computing? In simple terms, it is processing, analyzing and acting on data where it is created and actions are taken. Where is it being created? Locations that are out of the cloud or the main data center – warehouses, stores,...