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...

Encharge AI raises £18m to build advanced AI tech for edge uses

AI computing provider EnCharge AI has raked in £18 million ($21.7m) in a Series A funding round to develop its advanced AI hardware and software for edge computing.

The round, EnCharge’s first form of public funding, was led by Anzu Partners with participation from AlleyCorp, Alumni Ventures, Scout Ventures, and more.

Incubated at Princeton University, EnCharge’s in-memory compute technology is the result of six years of research and development driven by Department...

Nokia survey reveals ROI for private wireless networks

Investment

Nearly 80% of organisations that adopt private wireless networks expect to or have already seen a return on investment (ROI) within six months, a Nokia survey has revealed.

The research, conducted by GlobalData, aimed to understand the impact private wireless networks have on enterprises. It also found that more than half of respondents had enjoyed reduced costs since installing private wireless technology.

GlobalData surveyed 79 key decision makers at multinational...

Global spending on edge computing to grow nearly 15% in 2022

Global Perspective

Global spending on edge computing in 2022 is expected to increase 14.8% over 2021 spending to reach $176 billion (£129.5bn).

Strong growth is forecast to continue well into 2025, when spending will reach roughly $274 billion (£201.5bn) according to leading market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

IDC’s latest 'Worldwide Edge Spending Guide' expects enterprise adoption of edge computing to facilitate the bulk of global growth.

Edge hardware...

Three quarters of edge insiders expect more project spending in 2022

Project Planning

More than three quarters (77%) of 153 decision-makers and implementers in the edge computing industry expect to spend more on edge projects in 2022 than 2021.

The findings are part of a new ‘Edge Computing Landscape: 2021’ report sponsored by ZEDEDA, an edge orchestration company, and carried out by EMC Research.

Of the respondents, a slightly reduced 74% were confident edge spending at their organisations would increase by up to 25% this year.

Said...

DataQube Global’s edge data centre at the heart of £20m development

DataQube Global Edge Unit

DataQube Global’s 5G-ready edge data centre system has been selected by Glendine Developments to support an ‘edge data centre campus’ in Basingstoke.

The property developer plan to turn two vacant business park properties into a co-working edge campus with research and development as well as recreational facilities.

An edge data centre campus consists of micro data centres located closer to users than conventional data centres that hold facilities for use by...

ESPN Edge Innovation Centre launches with Accenture, Microsoft, Verizon

ESPN Streaming Service

Sports entertainment platform ESPN has launched its ESPN Edge Innovation Centre in collaboration with technology leaders Accenture, Microsoft, and Verizon.

The centre’s aim is to explore how 5G, augmented and virtual reality, and mobile edge computing can provide new ways for fans to experience sports.

With support from the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) technology team, alongside the three aforementioned tech giants, ESPN will explore and develop...

National Science Foundation funds 11 AI-research institutes across US

Research with Microscope

The National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent government agency for the advancement of scientific research in the US, plans to fund eleven new AI-research institutes across the country.

Each institute will receive around $20 million (£14.4m) over five years from the NSF, with additional support coming from other government departments and partnered companies such as Amazon, Google, and Intel.

The expansion will mean National AI Research Institutes now spread...