Verizon and AWS expand edge computing to 19 US metro areas

Edge Drone in City

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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 percent of the US population are now within 150 miles of a Wavelength Zone.

Verizon and AWS’ edge collaboration dates back to August 2020, when ten US cities gained access to AWS Wavelength Zones. Since then, the two companies have progressively expanded outwards, adding three cities, then an additional four, as well as a recent new zone in Toronto, Canada with Bell.

AWS Wavelength brings cloud and storage services to the edge of Verizon’s public mobile network, providing ultra-low latency and reducing network hops required to connect from an application hosted on the platform to the end user’s device.

“With the ongoing expansion of our mobile edge compute infrastructure, we’re enabling developers to build transformational applications that enhance consumers’ experiences by moving the data and processing done by applications and services to the edge of Verizon’s wireless network and closer to the end-user’s device,” said Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business.

“By offering both public and private mobile edge compute, we’re giving businesses ultimate optionality. This can transform the way companies can leverage predictive analytics, allowing them to improve operational efficiency, mitigate risk and increase revenue.”

Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength is currently available in 19 locations across the US: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York City, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington DC.

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