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...

Edge computing market to be worth $111.3 billion by 2028

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IoT and connected device adoption will increase, 5G networks will be integrated, edge AI and machine learning will grow, and a continuum from edge to cloud will be created.

The trajectory of edge computing will also be influenced by applications that are industry-specific, improved security and privacy safeguards, and a cooperative edge computing ecosystem.

The Edge Computing Market size is expected to grow from USD 53.6 billion in 2023 to USD...

Technology investment to fast track UK large enterprise global growth in next year

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UK CIOs of large global enterprises are increasing investment in technology to drive growth through global expansion in the next 12 months, according to new research by Expereo.

The survey of more than 200 CIOs in the UK shows that half (48%) have secured increased technology budgets specifically to deliver growth and overcome existing challenges.

The new insights, which are part of a global survey of over 650 CIOs in businesses with over $500 million annual revenues...