Microsoft and AT&T launch Azure Edge Zone in Atlanta

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Microsoft’s plans for public edge cloud zones are one step closer to fruition with the soft-launch of its Azure Edge Zone in Atlanta, Georgia alongside partner AT&T.

Currently available as a “private preview”, enterprises with an interest in 5G edge solutions can enquire to sign up for access.

The edge zone combines AT&T’s 5G network edge capabilities with a localised version of Microsoft’s Azure cloud from one of AT&T’s data centres in...

StarHub and Hewlett Packard team up for Singaporean 5G edge trial

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StarHub, one of Singapore’s major telco providers, has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to provide 5G multi-access edge computing (MEC) to Singaporean enterprises.

The joint offering will help enterprise and government clients move time critical workloads such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, and machine learning closer to the source where customers require ultra-low latencies.

StarHub expects uptake to be popular in latency-sensitive...

Telstra Purple unveils 5G edge offering with Microsoft and Ericsson

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Telstra Purple, the managed services division of Australia-based Telstra, is developing a 5G-enabled edge offering for enterprise customers.

Referred to as Branch Offload, the solution will be a managed service that utilises Microsoft Azure Stack Edge, 5G and fixed line connectivity, and SD-WAN capabilities.

The offering has been developed alongside Telstra’s major strategic partners – Microsoft and Ericsson.

Ericsson’s head of digital services Jan...

Airspan Networks collabs with IBM on 5G Open Ran testbed

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Airspan Networks, a 5G hardware and software solutions provider, has joined forces with IBM to collaborate on a 5G-enabled Open RAN testbed.

The testbed will be deployed across the IBM Watson IoT Centre in Munich, Germany and IBM’s Global Industry Solution Centre (GISC) in Nice, France, to demonstrate long-distance control of 5G-enabled edge computing.

The goal of the trial is to help clients across Europe develop multi-vendor solutions to meet different use case...

Wind River launches cloud-native edge platform used by Verizon

Wind River has launched Studio, a cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems.

The first iteration of the platform simplifies the deployment and management of intelligent 5G distributed edge clouds.

Kevin Dallas, Wind River president and CEO, explains:

“Wind River Studio is the first and only of its kind to deliver one environment for mission-critical intelligent systems across the...

Juniper Research: Edge investments by MNOs will reach $8.3B by 2025

Juniper Research predicts investments by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) will exceed $8 billion by 2025.

The analysts expect MNOs on MEC to swell from $2.7 billion in 2020 to around $8.3 billion in 2025.

In tandem with the spending increase, Juniper predicts the number of deployed MEC nodes will increase from 230,000 globally in 2020 to over two million in 2025.

Edge computing has been around in early forms since the late...

Verizon and Cisco use edge 5G to improve entertainment venues

Verizon and Cisco will use 5G at the edge to make venues better and safer as fans begin to return.

COVID-19 halted the physical events industry. As venues begin to reopen, major changes will be necessary to ensure visitors are safe including things such as contactless physical access, crowd management, and seamless payments.

The partners’ solution will be powered by Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband with mobile edge computing (MEC) capabilities.

Aamir Hussain, SVP...