Vodafone Business updates commercial launch plan for AWS Wavelength distributed edge on 5G. First services available in UK in Q1, German launch “coming soon”. Edge Innovation Programme kicks off this week to stimulate MEC use cases.
As BT’s edge strategy evolves, gaming emerges as potential use-case. BT’s Neil McRae shares latest thinking about edge business cases. Consumer edge applications more advanced than enterprise services.
NASA working with US satellite venture; Innovus bolsters security; Vodafone’s Harmonic partnership shows its size.
Controlling football crowds and helping train technical staff among 5G-based applications being looked at in AR/VR tie-up with University of Glasgow.
Vodacom South Africa tests used Edgecore‑based DCSG product running Infinera software. Vodafone’s Rossi highlights move to create a “diverse supply chain”.
Major football tournament could be tech showcase for Deutsche Telekom. At least, there will be 5G coverage for fans and international visitors. In the stadium and at home AR/MR/XR apps will be on display. But low take‑up of smart glasses could limit AR’s appeal.
Vodafone continues to push cellular case in automotive innovation. Ex-Tech figures Arjomandi and Alamouti team up with T‑Mobile.
First commercial Access 4.0 deployments imminent, but project far from completion. Silicon not yet ready for speedy service introduction. Prototypes of a converged Access 4.0 architecture not expected until 2022. Making sure organisational change keeps up with technology advances a constant challenge.
Ten sites are to be opened in the next two years, focused on enabling edge services across Spain. Telefonica’s data centre partners may be waiting in wings to fuel further investment.
Five tech startups selected for twelve-month programme. Familiar R&D themes of edge computing and ‘open’ networks. TIP’s TEAC boss sees room for improvement in how smaller, new players might be onboarded into telecoms supplier ecosystems.
KUKA to provide automation and digitalisation products as DT expands private, industrial network play.
Partnership aims to “accelerate” digital transformation for Spanish businesses. Focus is on joint development of mobile edge computing solutions for 5G. Telefónica Tech slated for service delivery. Deal comes on heels of similar arrangement with Microsoft.
Chief Architect Neil McRae outlined key drivers for edge compute, and role of network operators in adoption. Edge forecast to be “everywhere”, with telco operators needing to reposition and collaborate in order to keep hyperscalers at bay. Private networks, eHealth, and remote monitoring flagged as key early use‑cases.