Verizon and AWS expand mobile edge offering to 17 major US cities

Edge Drone in City

Verizon and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are expanding their mobile edge offering to 17 of the top 20 metropolitan areas in the US.

Launched in August 2020, the offering combines Verizon’s 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength, a real-time cloud platform, to bring compute and storage services to the edge of Verizon’s network.

The companies’ combination minimises the latency and network hops required to connect from an application hosted on the platform to the end user’s...

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...

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,...

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...

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

Chicago at night time.

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

Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength, a real-time cloud computing platform, 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 now...

Verizon and Mastercard use 5G to reimagine payments

Contactless Payment

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...

Verizon takes BlueJeans to the edge for video conferencing improvements

People having a video conference call.

Verizon Business has unveiled new BlueJeans Meetings features for iPadOS, iOS and Android, as well as new device partnerships and applications aimed at unlocking the power of Verizon Mobile Edge Compute.

With the new features and increased support for network edge-based video delivery on mobile devices, Verizon Business hopes to drive real-time video collaboration, remote assistance and more to meet every distributed business need.

Eric Spadafora, VP and GM, BlueJeans by...

Wind River launches cloud-native edge platform used by Verizon

Wind River has launched Studio, a cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems.

The first iteration of the platform simplifies the deployment and management of intelligent 5G distributed edge clouds.

Kevin Dallas, Wind River president and CEO, explains:

“Wind River Studio is the first and only of its kind to deliver one environment for mission-critical intelligent systems across the...

Verizon uses connected cars to demonstrate MEC and 5G capabilities

Verizon has partnered with four other firms to demonstrate how MEC (Mobile Edge Computing) and 5G is enabling the next-generation of connected cars.

“We’re already seeing today how customers are leveraging the powerful combination of Verizon 5G Edge and AWS (Amazon Web Services) Wavelength to create next-generation use case in industries ranging from transportation to healthcare,” said Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business.

“While we’re still in the early days of...