Telefonica-led project proposes cost-effective private 5G solution

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Telefonica has run a private 5G network trial to determine how the economics of private networks can be made more affordable for organisations.

The Telecom Infra Project – which Telefonica leads – has proposed a solution for a scalable and cost-effective private 5G network based on the trial.

As part of the trial, the group used a cloud-native platform designed to support virtual and containerised networks.

Rakuten Symphony, the telecoms innovation arm of...

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

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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...

Ericsson launches new Edge Exposure Server offering

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Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has launched its Edge Exposure Server to enable new enterprise and consumer services for edge applications.

The Edge Exposure Server works as an addition to Ericsson’s current Cloud Core Exposure Server, bringing network exposure capabilities that support edge application ecosystems.

Ericsson is focused on working with simple and developer-friendly APIs.

“Making it easy for developers is foundational to bring new services to...

Ekinops acquires edge-to-cloud software start-up SixSq

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Ekinops, a French telecoms solutions provider, has acquired Switzerland-based start-up SixSq.

SixSq offers a complete edge-to-cloud platform and marketplace as a service that turns computers into edge devices with advanced security.

This is achieved through two Sixsq products: the Nuvla.io marketplace, which hosts a range of business applications in container format, and the NuvlaBox software, which converts enterprise routers into smart edge systems.

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Etisalat launches 5G enterprise multi-access edge computing with Microsoft

Etisalat headquarters.

Etisalat and Microsoft have teamed up to unlock new 5G scenarios with Azure Multi-access Edge Compute. 

Leveraging the power of Etisalat Core Orchestration and Azure ARM capabilities, the partnership is creating 5G edge compute plug-and-play infrastructures for enterprises to run industry solutions.

Edge computing technology is set to reform a host of industries, reducing latency and enabling a whole host of applications to deliver fast and secure 5G, IoT and AI...

Bridge Alliance and TM Forum partner to simplify edge computing adoption

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Bridge Alliance, a mobile alliance covering 34 markets, and TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, have teamed up to simplify the adoption of edge computing for global telecoms companies.

The partnership will advance Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) as a growth engine for the telecom industry. MEC supports ultra-low latency applications by processing data closer to the user instead of sending it to the cloud, enabling new business...

End-to-end network software provider Mavenir launches MEC solution

Mavenir, an end-to-end network software and systems integration provider for 4G and 5G, has launched a MEC (Multi-Access Edge Computing) solution.

MEC enables carriers to securely open their Radio Access Network (RAN) edge to authorised third-parties while providing the flexibility required for application and service innovation.

Applications running at the edge can use MEC to access content and real-time information under local-access network conditions.

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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...

Vodafone will begin its European MEC rollout in the UK

Vodafone Business has announced a new service which combines the company’s 5G network with the ultrafast response times of distributed Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) technology.

The company is set to open its first MEC and 5G commercial centre in London in spring 2021. The low latency zone will extend to Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol, and Cardiff, as well as many towns home to tech firms along the M4 motorway corridor and parts of Wales and...

Nokia brings ‘AI to the edge’ for an enhanced 5G experience

Finnish telecoms giant Nokia has announced a new solution which brings “AI to the edge” for an enhanced 5G experience.

The AVA QoE (Quality of Experience) at the Edge service helps CSPs (Customer Service Providers) to deliver improvements by enabling automated actions which should instantly fix a customer’s issue.

The automated wizardry is achieved by deploying AI at the edge, close to the customer. Nokia says AVA QoE at the Edge brings “code to where the data...