Lenovo unveils edge AI initiatives across telecoms

MWC MWC has traditionally been the telcos’ playground – and Lenovo is leaning into this with a newly announced series of edge AI collaborations with Deutsche Telekom, Orange, and Telefonica.

The collaborations announced in Barcelona enable the telecom providers to create and deliver a broad array of AI workloads for customers, ranging from automated deployment of edge-to-cloud AI infrastructure, networking, software, orchestration, and management.

Perhaps the most...

Intel’s new platform promises edge performance with cloud simplicity

MWC Intel has announced the launch of a new Intel Edge Platform which aims to enable enterprises to run the gamut of edge and AI application development and deployment at scale – with the promise of ‘cloud-like simplicity.’

The platform, announced at MWC 2024, runs on an edge-native infrastructure which has OpenVino built in; an open source toolkit which accelerates AI inference while maintaining accuracy and optimising hardware use.

The theory is solid. Intel...

Nokia teams up with Austrian telco A1 for edge cloud network slicing test

Nokia has announced the successful completion of what is claimed to be the first 5G edge cloud network slicing trial, in conjunction with A1, Austria’s leading telecoms provider, and Microsoft.

The deployment entailed using Nokia’s 5G edge slicing solution, integrated with Microsoft Azure’s managed edge compute, on A1’s live commercial network in Vienna. The test comprised real-time HD video streaming, transmitting live camera feeds from several mobile devices with...

Casey’s gets a slice of Acumera’s edge to bolster its convenience stores

Casey’s, the third largest convenience store and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States, is furthering its digital transformation initiatives by employing an edge computing solution for its stores.

The company has selected Acumera Reliant Platform, an edge offering specifically around retail and hospitality, to operate locally in its more than 2,600 locations with high availability and without the need for WAN connectivity.

A primary benefit of the platform is...

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...

Ericsson and IIT Kharagpur team up for edge compute and AI research

Ericsson and the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) have announced a ‘long-term co-operation’ across edge compute, AI, and radio, to help develop technology towards 6G research.

The two organisations participated at a symposium on radio and network research at GS Sanyal School of Telecommunications (GSSST) to discuss developments and advancements for the future of networks and communication.

Two primary initiatives were finalised at the session....

Dutch sustainable edge data centre project gets EU green light

A consortium of seven Dutch companies and research institutes has gotten the green light from the European Commission for its project to develop a more sustainable edge data centre.

The MISD (Modular Integrated Sustainable Datacenter) project is under the IPCEI-CIS banner – an ‘important project of common European interest – cloud infrastructure and services’. The European Commission gave the green light to the IPCEI-CIS program on December 5, with funding being provided...

AWS and Siemens team up for easier industrial edge-to-cloud configuration

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the preview of AWS IoT SiteWise Edge on Siemens’ Industrial Edge marketplace to help create a more seamless experience for sending industrial equipment data to the AWS cloud.

AWS IoT SiteWise Edge is software which ‘makes it easy to collect, organise, process and monitor equipment data on-premises’, as the company puts it. It is most closely associated with the AWS Snow family of rugged devices, for extremely large and infrequently...

Edge Impulse: On the rise and rise of embedded and edge ML

When ChatGPT was launched, and the seemingly limitless potential of large language models (LLMs) became apparent, enterprises across industry wanted a piece of the action. The problem was: how could an industrial manufacturer, for example, truly integrate this potentially game-changing technology into their processes and machinery?

The answer lies in the application of embedded and edge machine learning (ML). “The core concepts of machine learning are much easier to get to...

Kingston Technology: How data centres are evolving to meet edge use cases

Ahead of the Edge Computing Expo in London on November 30 and December 1, Edge Computing News caught up with Ann Keefe of Kingston Technology to discuss innovations in edge, customer use cases and demands, and convergence of technologies such as 5G in enabling the edge stack.

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Can you introduce yourself, your role at Kingston Technology and give a short overview of what Kingston does?

My name is Ann Keefe and I am Regional Director for UK & Ireland at...