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.

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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.

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SmartCow launches edge AI camera in partnership with NVIDIA

CCTV Camera

SmartCow, an AI engineering company specialising in video analytics, has launched an edge AI camera that provides real-time occupancy analytics.

Known as SmartCam, the device is designed for uses such as people counting, path tracing, and intrusion detection.

In partnership with NVIDIA, the camera was built on the NVIDIA Metropolis application framework, which makes it easier and more cost-effective for developers to leverage AI video analytics solutions to improve...

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,...

Nokia releases MX Industrial Edge to accelerate Industry 4.0 journeys

Nokia has released MX Industrial Edge, the company’s first off-the-shelf solution to assist enterprises in their Industry 4.0 journeys.

The Finnish giant says the solution addresses the new category of Industry 4.0 applications that require increased capabilities and performance at the network edge, and tight integration with industrial systems and networking solutions.

Industry 4.0 is driving the digital transformations of enterprises by combining emerging...

Telco Systems tapped by CEMEX to supply its edge OS worldwide

CEMEX Building Site

Telco Systems, an edge telecommunications company, has been selected by Mexican building materials company CEMEX to supply its edge compute platform.

The $2 million dollar contract will see Telco providing its Edgility platform, an enterprise communications network operating and management system.

The platform will allow for managed connections between CEMEX facilities worldwide, connecting its thousands of locations.

Edgility uses virtualisation technology to...

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...

DataQube Global’s edge data centre at the heart of £20m development

DataQube Global Edge Unit

DataQube Global’s 5G-ready edge data centre system has been selected by Glendine Developments to support an ‘edge data centre campus’ in Basingstoke.

The property developer plan to turn two vacant business park properties into a co-working edge campus with research and development as well as recreational facilities.

An edge data centre campus consists of micro data centres located closer to users than conventional data centres that hold facilities for use by...

ESPN Edge Innovation Centre launches with Accenture, Microsoft, Verizon

ESPN Streaming Service

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...