SoftBank begins nationwide deployment of 5G MEC in Japan

Japanese operator SoftBank has opened its first 5G multi-access edge computing (MEC) site in the Kanto region as part of its national deployment of MEC servers.

SoftBank 5G MEC provides a low-latency and high-quality network leveraging the company's 5G standalone (SA) services that launched late last year. The platform gives customers the ability to experience high-speed application deployments on 5G SA networks at reduced server access times.

The platform also operates...

Verizon and AWS expand edge computing to 19 US metro areas

Edge Drone in City

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...

Vodafone taps Cardinality.io and Google Cloud to boost Europe’s 5G

Vodafone

Vodafone has partnered with data analytics firm Cardinality.io and Google Cloud to build a pan-European network performance platform that will improve connectivity for customers.

The platform is being implemented across eleven European countries with the goal of transforming the way Vodafone builds and manages its network over the next five years.

Called Vodafone Unified Performance Management (UPM), the platform combines Google Cloud's smart analytics portfolio and...

Nokia and Etisalat UAE join forces on 5G private networks for Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Nokia and Etisalat UAE, the telecoms pillar of e& in the UAE, have partnered to deploy 5G private wireless networks to support enterprises across Abu Dhabi.

The agreement will help drive digital transformation through smart city and AI use cases across industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, and critical infrastructure.

Khalid Murshed, CTO and CIO at Etisalat UAE, said: “We are committed to supporting the government’s vision to accelerate the digital...

SK Telecom taps Dell servers for 5G MEC solution

Cellular Data Tower

SK Telecom, South Korea’s dominant telecoms operator, has launched an enterprise multi-access edge computing (MEC) solution called Petasus in partnership with US tech specialist Dell Technologies.

Through Petasus, SK Telecom’s MEC solutions, which range from network virtualisation to MEC applications for operation and user experience optimisation, will be mounted on Dell‘s servers.

The move hopes to capitalise on the growing global demand for private 5G network...

NEXCOM and Telco Systems launch 5G/IoT edge management solution

Virtual Management

NEXCOM has partnered with edge solutions provider Telco Systems to release a commercial-ready solution for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to run virtual workloads at the network edge.

The joint solution is based on network appliance supplier NEXCOM’s DTA 1164W, a 5G-ready desktop uCPE, combined with Telco Systems’ Edgility smart edge computing software for virtual edge services management installed.

Built with full support for 5G and IoT...

AT&T and Microsoft partner on private 5G edge to replace Wi-Fi

5G Edge

AT&T and Microsoft are expanding on their existing partnership to integrate the telecom operator’s 5G network with Azure’s private mobile edge computing.

As AT&T continues to bring private 4G/5G networks to the edge, the company has introduced the ability to roam beyond the boundaries of the AT&T private network and still stay connected to its public network.

Called the AT&T Private 5G Edge, the service is co-developed by Microsoft and uses the Azure...

Nokia and Kyndryl form global network and edge computing alliance

A Nokia chip.

Nokia and Kyndryl have teamed up in a global network and edge computing alliance aimed at helping enterprise customers accelerate their digital transformations with industrial-grade reliable and secure LTE and 5G private wireless networking.

The partnership builds on a successful private wireless connectivity project that yielded an innovative solution combining Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) application platform with Kyndryl’s consulting, design, implementation...

Telenor and AWS expand partnership to create new 5G and edge solutions

Auto Innovation

Telenor, the Norwegian telecoms company, has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expand its cloud-based innovation and create new 5G and edge services.

As part of their agreement, Telenor and AWS will invest in joint go-to-market activities in industries such as manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, and automotive.

Tapping into AWS’ most advanced cloud technologies, Telenor will scale its cloud footprint whilst developing innovative new services for its...

Telefónica Tech launches predictive maintenance solution with Grupo Álava

Predictive Maintenance

Telefónica Tech, Spain’s largest telecoms operator, and Grupo Álava, an industrial equipment supplier, are jointly launching a predictive maintenance solution for heavy industry.

Following a signed strategic agreement, both companies have agreed to build an advanced data platform that will optimise productivity by anticipating potential faults and defects in machinery.

The solution will allow industrial companies to digitise the maintenance processes of all assets in...