Edge computing adoption has remained steady with 30% of companies planning deployment

The Eclipse Foundation, one of the world’s largest open source foundations, has published its 2023 IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey Report, an analysis derived from responses of more than 1,000 professionals in the IoT and edge computing domain. 

Conducted online from April 4 to July 5, 2023, the survey offers insights into the evolving IoT and edge computing ecosystems by identifying the requirements, priorities, and challenges faced by organisations that deploy and...

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...

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...

US, Singapore and Finland score highest for 5G readiness

Global consultancy partnership Kearney has released new data showing global readiness for widespread 5G usage.

The Kearney 5G Readiness Index 2023 analyses how far countries have developed on the 5G journey and how close they are to unlocking all the benefits of 5G, considering the overall maturity of the region’s telecom market and socio-economic context. The research encompassed 33 countries, limited to those that launched 5G by Q3 2022.

The 2023 edition noted an...

Demystifying the buzzwords: SASE and SSE markets set for solid growth in 2023 

SASE, SSE, or something else? The backstory for each of these buzzwords is as complex as the technology itself. The simple version is that, as enterprises need to modernise their network and security architecture with the demands of a remote workforce, the secure access service edge (SASE) and secure service edge (SSE) markets will see solid growth through 2023. 

That is the verdict from telecom analyst Dell’Oro Group and security vendor Axis respectively. Dell’Oro believes...

National Science Foundation funds 11 AI-research institutes across US

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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...

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...

Analysis: The economics of edge computing

Moving your computing workload to the edge will cost a bit more than you’re accustomed to. Life is good down on the data farm where a hyperscale environment has driven some incredibly low costs. Moving the platform to the edge will set you back, but if it’s implemented properly the cost can be contained.

As shown below, comparing a hyperscale provider’s edge configurations and their regional data centres, we see that the edge platform costs about 35 – 55% more. (We...