AT&T, Verizon and Vodafone Business have chosen Amazon Web Services for its edge computing needs in building 5G networks. All four companies are collaborating on a new project called “Open Source Edge” to develop an open source version of the Telecoms network software they use today.
Amazon has offered AWS wavelength services to the operators.AT&T has turned into one of AWS’s most valuable partners with 10 million square feet hosted by them. With over 100 billion messages sent per day across their IoT platforms such as AT&T Smart Cities.
What is AWS wavelength?
AWS Wavelength enables developers to build applications that deliver ultra-low latencies, allowing for fast response times and low latency data transmission. The 5G network is key because it provides more speed than 4G networks while also having lower latency speeds. For example, in one demonstration amazon showed how an image recognition application using 10 GB of data on Amazon SageMaker could run locally from scratch within 8 seconds while connected over the air with all images delivered less than 1 ms latency!.
AWS Wavelength deploys standard AWS compute and storage at the edge of telecommunication carriers’ 5g Network so end users can take advantage of faster application performance with less lag time when using mobile devices on a cloud service platform like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.
There are already ten zones deployed in US, two regions have been deployed in Japan, and one region has been deployed in Korea as we speak!
Singtel Deploys both AWS and Azure for 5G
Wholesale telecom firm Singtel has been running trials for a new service in AWS with the help of another Edge-service, Outpost. This deployment gives them an advantage over Microsoft’s rival cloud computing platform – Azure Edge! Singapore Telecommunications announced that it is using Amazon Web Services for its on-premises deployments of both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Their deployment gives them an advantage over the competition, as they are leading in the race with their own on-premise deployment of AWS and Azure Edge.
What’s Google’s role in 5G Edge Computing technology?
The other cloud heavyweight, Google, offers its Anthos platform along with some 200 or so application partners to enable fast deployment of new apps and services. That’s a lot more than Amazon Web Services’ AWS Lambda – which is probably why it currently has the edge in performance tests!
A report from Emkay Global earlier this year found that while both companies had similar aggregate scores for overall customer satisfaction during Q1 2019; when customers were asked about “value,” they awarded an average score of 83% for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) compared to just 78% for AWS.
SKDDI is working on AR VR offering using 5G
SKT is the latest Korean company to sign a deal with an American giant. They will be partnering up with Amazon Web Services for their project on autonomous robots and Industrial Automation, but not only that! SK Telecom has also signed agreements/partnerships in other projects such as: real-time analysis of eye-gaze tracking and brain wave data from senior citizens; building AR navigation systems at Seoul shopping malls; food delivery companies who are planning on managing deliveries by using drones or trucks driven remotely via 5G internet connections.