Edge computing adoption has remained steady with 30% of companies planning deployment

The Eclipse Foundation, one of the world’s largest open source foundations, has published its 2023 IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey Report, an analysis derived from responses of more than 1,000 professionals in the IoT and edge computing domain. 

Conducted online from April 4 to July 5, 2023, the survey offers insights into the evolving IoT and edge computing ecosystems by identifying the requirements, priorities, and challenges faced by organisations that deploy and...

IDC: Global edge computing investments to hit $232bn in 2024

Analyst firm IDC has got the abacus out again – and has forecast that worldwide spending on edge computing could hit $232 billion (£181.1bn) in 2024.

The figure is an increase of 15.4% on 2023, based on IDC’s Worldwide Edge Spending Guide, with the analyst citing artificial intelligence (AI) use cases as the primary growth driver.

IDC noted various emerging use cases to watch for, ranging from construction and utilities to retail; autonomous mining operations, site...

Edge ROI opportunity strong – with telcos likeliest to foot the bill for infrastructure

Almost three quarters of organisations surveyed primarily across the technology and telecoms value chain have expressed intent to increase investments in edge computing over the coming 12 months.

That is the key finding from a new report by the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) alongside GSMA Intelligence. The study polled 400 executives from five industries; mobile operators, network equipment vendors, cloud service providers and IoT service providers and system...

InterDigital study offers insight into 5G-advanced features

The features and functionality of 5G-Advanced means the technology is primed for enterprise - but only if mobile operators can consider its applications and turn use cases into practical solutions.

This is according to a new report commissioned by InterDigital, a mobile and video technology research and development company, and written by market research firm ABI Research, which highlights why this latest network generation has not yet realized its potential in unlocking new...

Rakuten Mobile launches R&D into advanced edge cloud technology

Rakuten Mobile's research and development (R&D) project into advanced edge cloud technologies for next-generation communications has received funding from Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).

The funding is offered as part of NICT's Beyond 5G (6G) Fund for Innovative Information and Communications Technology FY2023 Social Implementation and Overseas Development-oriented Strategic Program.

As part of this funded project,...

Avassa recognised in Gartner’s Hype Cycle report for edge computing

Avassa has been featured as a sample vendor in Gartner’s “Hype Cycle” report for edge computing.

In the report, Avassa is featured as a sample vendor in two critical categories: Edge Management and Orchestration, and Edge PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service).

Edge Management and Orchestration involves edge infrastructure software and application management solutions for handling remote, distributed edge locations and deployments. Edge PaaS, meanwhile, represents a...

Northern Ireland’s largest 5G testbed set to supercharge smart manufacturing 

Technology consortium Smart Nano NI, formed to further the development of smart manufacturing in Northern Ireland, has launched the largest 5G testbed in Northern Ireland in Derry, marking a significant step in a five-year plan to accelerate smart manufacturing in the country. 

Led by consortium partner Digital Catapult, the UK authority on advanced digital technology, the 5G testbed is the organisation's latest innovation activity to bolster economic growth and investment...

Accenture: “Now is the time for every enterprise to adopt edge”

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A new report from Accenture has argued that businesses need to act now to avoid falling behind with edge computing – yet integration with cloud, data and AI will be ‘essential’ to accelerate innovation affordably.

The study, titled ‘Leading With Edge Computing: How To Reinvent With Data And AI’, polled 2,100 C-suite executives globally and found more than four in five (83%) see edge as ‘essential’ to remaining competitive in the future. A similar number (81%) agreed...

SMEs combat rising cost of cloud services

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Braced for a 10% increase in cloud costs this year, a report shows that 33% of SMEs plan to reduce the amount of data they store in the cloud and 24% to reduce the number of cloud services they use.

Almost two-thirds (62%) of UK small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) that use cloud computing will take steps to combat the rising of these services by the end of 2023, according to a report by Beaming.

The Making the cloud work for UK businesses report, which draws on a...

Edge AI will soon be here – but not with the boom that many expect

The wait is almost over for the promise of artificial intelligence at the edge to become a reality – but a new market research report has warned that predicted growth would be ‘anything but steady.’

Market research firm IDTechEx, in its recent report, ‘AI Chips for Edge Applications 2024-2034: Artificial Intelligence at the Edge’, has predicted that the global market opportunity for AI at the edge will touch $22 billion USD (£17.4bn) by 2034.

The company cites...