Verizon launches private MEC solution in partnership with AWS

Verizon launches private MEC solution in partnership with AWS
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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, intelligent logistics, and robotics.

Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business, said:

“By bringing compute and storage services to the edge of the network on the customer premises, we’re providing enterprises with the low lag and high bandwidth needed to process information in near real time so they can gain actionable data-driven insights and optimise their operations.

Through our partnership with AWS, we are helping customers unlock the true potential of 5G and edge computing which together will enable innovative applications involving computer vision, augmented and virtual reality, and machine learning.

We are just scraping the surface of the new experiences that will be enabled by having 5G and edge compute on site.”

Leading materials science and advanced manufacturing innovator Corning Incorporated is an early adopter of the solution and is using it at one of their fiber-optic cable plants – one of the world’s largest – for various applications, including quality assurance.

Michael A. Bell, SVP and GM of Corning Optical Communications, commented:

“At Corning, we believe 5G will revolutionise the way people and companies interact with technology, and we’re excited to advance these developments in our own plant, where we manufacture the optical cable needed to support the networks.

Leveraging Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Outposts, we can improve safety, precision, and efficiency as we explore the potential of 5G and private mobile edge computing.”

Verizon first partnered with AWS on edge computing in August 2020 when it launched Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength, a public edge compute platform that embeds AWS compute and storage services within Verizon’s public wireless networks.

In August, Edge Computing News reported that Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength has expanded to cover 13 of the top 20 metro areas in the US.

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