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Verizon and AWS Expand Mobile Edge Computing Platform to Dallas and Miami

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Verizon and AWS announced the addition of two 5G mobile edge computing (MEC) cities, bringing the total to seven with three more planned by year end.

Developers and businesses will have access to Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength in two new locations: Dallas and Miami.

Verizon 5G Edge is an MEC platform designed to enable developers to build applications for mobile end-users and wireless edge devices.

Verizon and AWS launched Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength in August in Boston and the Bay Area and have since expanded to seven cities overall, including Atlanta, New York and Washington, DC, with plans to reach ten cities by year end.

“5G and MEC will be transformative for automakers, enabling them to offer new ADAS services that will keep drivers safe and informed of hazards in near real-time,” said Christopher Heiser, co-founder and CEO of Renovo.

“With 5G and MEC, we have built a robust, low latency, and high bandwidth solution that aligns with the demands of today’s data-driven automotive product roadmaps. We look forward to testing with AWS Wavelength and Verizon 5G Edge.”

5G Edge moves the data and processing done by the applications and services closer to the end user at the edge of the network.

“We’re already seeing today how customers are leveraging the powerful combination of Verizon 5G Edge and AWS Wavelength to create next-generation use case in industries ranging from transportation to healthcare,” said Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business.

“While we’re still in the early days of 5G, it’s astounding to witness the development of experiences that were not feasible before the advent of 5G and mobile edge computing.”

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband is expected to eventually enable 100 times larger data volumes than 4G; and the ability to connect more than a million devices per square kilometre.

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