NTT and VMWare launch combined edge and private 5G service

NTT and VMWare launch combined edge and private 5G service
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Japanese telco NTT has unveiled its Edge-as-a-Service (EaaS) solution in partnership with VMWare, claiming it to be the first globally available integrated edge and private 5G offering.

The service is powered by VMware’s Edge Compute Stack and will enable enterprises to analyse and take action on data wherever it is generated or collected. VMWare is also adopting NTT’s private 5G technology as part of the joint market offering.

Built using Intel-based network and edge technology, NTT’s offering accelerates business automation with near-zero latency, optimising costs and improving end-user experiences.

As a fully integrated Edge+Private 5G managed service, the offering also includes VMware’s secure application development, resource management automation, and real-time processing capabilities coupled with NTT’s multi-cloud and multi-tenant edge solutions.

Shahid Ahmed, executive vice president for new ventures and innovation at NTT, said: “Combining Edge and Private 5G is a game changer for our customers and the entire industry, and we are making it available today.

“The combination of NTT and VMware’s Edge Compute Stack and Private 5G delivers a unique solution that will drive powerful outcomes for enterprises eager to optimise the performance and cost efficiencies of critical applications at the network edge. Minimum latency, maximum processing power, and global coverage are exactly what enterprises need to accelerate their unique digital transformation journeys.”

Edge-as-a-Service joins NTT’s managed service portfolio, which also includes Network-as-a-Service and Multi-Cloud-as-a-Service.

“Enterprises are increasingly distributed — from the digital architecture they rely on to the human workforce that powers their business daily. This has spurred a sea change across every industry, altering where data is produced, delivered, and consumed,” said Sanjay Uppal, senior vice president and general manager, service provider, and edge business unit, VMware.

“Bringing VMware’s Edge Compute Stack to NTT’s Edge-as-a-Service will enable our mutual customers to build, run, manage, connect and better protect edge-native applications at the near and far edge while leveraging consistent infrastructure and operations with the power of edge computing,” Uppal added.

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