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SoftBank begins nationwide deployment of 5G MEC in Japan

Japanese operator SoftBank has opened its first 5G multi-access edge computing (MEC) site in the Kanto region as part of its national deployment of MEC servers.

SoftBank 5G MEC provides a low-latency and high-quality network leveraging the company's 5G standalone (SA) services that...

Verizon and AWS expand edge computing to 19 US metro areas

Edge Drone in City

Verizon and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have expanded their 5G mobile edge offering to two more US metro areas with the addition of Nashville, Tennessee and Tampa, Florida.

Combining Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength, the companies joint offering now spans 19 metro areas, meaning 75...

Scale Computing releases fleet manager for edge infrastructure

Edge computing and hyperconvergence specialist Scale Computing has released its Fleet Manager for edge and managed service providers.

The Scale Computing Fleet Manager (SC//Fleet Manager) is a cloud-hosted monitoring and management tool for distributed IT infrastructure that can scale...

Red Hat brings new edge capabilities to hybrid cloud systems

Open source solutions provider Red Hat has launched new enhancements across its hybrid cloud solutions portfolio to accelerate edge adoption in enterprise.

The set of cross-portfolio capabilities focus on supporting customers migration to edge computing by limiting complexity,...

Blaize partners with Innovatrics on edge AI facial recognition solution

Edge AI computing firm Blaize has partnered with biometric solutions company Innovatrics to develop a low power, edge-optimised facial recognition technology.

Running on Blaize’s edge devices, Innovatrics SmartFace Embedded has been designed for access control and public security...

Vodafone taps Cardinality.io and Google Cloud to boost Europe’s 5G

Vodafone

Vodafone has partnered with data analytics firm Cardinality.io and Google Cloud to build a pan-European network performance platform that will improve connectivity for customers.

The platform is being implemented across eleven European countries with the goal of transforming the way...

Edge Delta raises £50m in Series B for data observability platform

Edge Delta, a platform that uses distributed stream processing and machine learning for data observability at the edge, has raised $63 million (£50.9m) in a Series B led by Quiet Capital.

“It’s clear that traditional approaches for collecting and analysing data fall short against...

Bell collaborates on Toronto AWS Wavelength Zone, first in Canada

Toronto, Canada

Canada’s largest telco provider, Bell Canada, has launched the country’s first public multi-access edge computing (MEC) alongside Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Expanding on the two companies’ 2021 collaboration agreement, the Bell 5G network is helping to power the first AWS...

Google Cloud launches Media CDN that uses YouTube’s network

YouTube

Google Cloud has launched a new multimedia content delivery network (CDN) – aptly named Media CDN – that allows businesses to take advantage of Google’s YouTube network.

According to Sandvine’s ‘The Global Internet Phenomena Report’, video streaming accounted for 53.7% of...

Dell Technologies expands edge portfolio for retail solutions

Retail Store

Dell Technologies is expanding its edge portfolio with a number of solutions aimed at helping retail generate more value from their data.

Edge technologies have improved retail customer experiences in recent years through solutions such as curbside pickup and frictionless...

BrainChip and SiFive partner on next-generation edge AI chips

BrainChip, the first commercial producer of low power neuromorphic AI chips, and SiFive, a RISC-V hardware producer, have combined their technologies to bring optimised AI/ML compute to the edge.

BrainChip’s Akida is an advanced neural networking processor architecture that brings...

Verizon chunks off 10% stake in Casa Systems to bolster MEC options

House

Telco giant Verizon has inked a deal to acquire a 9.9% stake in mobile infrastructure company Casa Systems for $40 million (£30.8m) as part of a multi-year purchase contract.

Whilst the investment does not give Verizon a direct seat on Casa Systems’ board of directors, former...

Nokia and Etisalat UAE join forces on 5G private networks for Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Nokia and Etisalat UAE, the telecoms pillar of e& in the UAE, have partnered to deploy 5G private wireless networks to support enterprises across Abu Dhabi.

The agreement will help drive digital transformation through smart city and AI use cases across industries such as oil and...

NVIDIA Orin raises the bar for edge AI across MLPerf benchmarks

NVIDIA has set new records in AI inference and per-accelerator performance at the edge with its on-chip system based on NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the NVIDIA Orin.

Debuting its MLPerf benchmarks, the Orin accelerator showcased the highest performance and largest base for running all...

Spectro Cloud scores £30.5m for Kubernetes management platform

Sunshine breaking through the clouds.

Spectro Cloud, a Kubernetes management platform provider, has closed a $40 million (£30.5m) Series B funding round.

The round, which was led by New York-based investor Stripes, sees Spectro Cloud’s total funding to date reach $67.5 million (£51.5m) as enterprises are increasingly...

Syntiant raises £42m to scale its global edge AI chip provision

Syntiant, a leading edge AI chip developer, has closed $55 million (£42m) in a series D funding round, bringing total investment in the company to $120 million (£91m) since its founding in 2017.

The Silicon Valley-based firm bagged five new investors including Renesas Electronics,...

SK Telecom taps Dell servers for 5G MEC solution

Cellular Data Tower

SK Telecom, South Korea’s dominant telecoms operator, has launched an enterprise multi-access edge computing (MEC) solution called Petasus in partnership with US tech specialist Dell Technologies.

Through Petasus, SK Telecom’s MEC solutions, which range from network virtualisation...

NEXCOM and Telco Systems launch 5G/IoT edge management solution

Virtual Management

NEXCOM has partnered with edge solutions provider Telco Systems to release a commercial-ready solution for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to run virtual workloads at the network edge.

The joint solution is based on network appliance supplier NEXCOM’s DTA 1164W, a...

Quadric pulls in £16m for on-device edge AI processing platform

Quadric, developers of an edge processing platform optimised for on-device AI at the network edge, have raised $21 million (£16m) in a Series B funding round.

Led by NSITEXE, the round also saw major new investment from MegaChips alongside existing investors Leawood VC, Pear VC,...

Lumen doubles Latin American customer base for edge services

Latin America

Edge solutions provider Lumen Technologies doubled the number of Latin American customers that acquired its edge services in 2021.

The continent’s growing interest in Lumen’s services came from industries requiring low latency such as content creation, entertainment, e-commerce,...

ETSI MEC ramps up Phase 3 work on multi-access edge computing

Next Phase

IT standards company ETSI is moving forward with its Phase 3 plans for multi-access edge computing (MEC).

Since the start of the year, an ETSI MEC industry specification group (ETSI ISG MEC) has been working on the plan to accelerate and enable more effective collaboration between...

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 sees commercial release

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2

The Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 server is now commercially available on Microsoft’s Azure Edge Hardware Centre.

Described as an “AI-enabled edge computing device offered as a service”, the Pro 2 brings compute and processing power to edge locations such as retail and remote office...

DataBank expands US edge infrastructure in £590m data centre deal

Data centre

DataBank, a connectivity and managed services provider, has closed its acquisition of four existing Houston, TX area data centres from CyrusOne for $670 million (£590m). The transaction makes Houston the 28th metro market in DataBank's US portfolio, expanding what is already the largest...