Verizon and AWS Expand Edge Computing to 19 U.S. Metropolises

What you need to know:

  • Added new AWS wavelength zones in Nashville, TN and Tampa, FL.
  • 75% of the US population is now within 150 miles of one of the 19 Wavelength Zones.
  • Using Verizon 5G Edge with AWS wavelength, developers and businesses can build and deploy a variety of latency-sensitive applications for use cases such as immersive VR gaming, video distribution, and connected and autonomous vehicles.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ Verizon and AWS are now offering 5G mobile edge computing in more US metro areas with the addition of Nashville, TN and Tampa, FL. Launched in August 2020, the companies offer mobile edge computing through AWS Wavelength Zones at 19 locations in the US. That means 75% of the US population is now within 150 miles of a Wavelength Zone. For consumers, proximity to the applications they use means faster response times by shortening the round trip data takes to travel, significantly reducing the delay time or latency to get data from the cloud to your device. Using Verizon 5G Edge with AWS wavelength, developers and enterprises can build and deploy a variety of latency-sensitive applications for use cases such as immersive VR gaming, video distribution, and connected and autonomous vehicles.

“With the continued expansion of our mobile edge computing infrastructure, we are enabling developers to build transformational applications that enhance consumer experiences by moving the data and processing of applications and services to the edge of Verizon’s wireless network and closer to the end point. user’s device,” said Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business. “By offering both public and private mobile edge computing, we give businesses ultimate optionality. This could change the way companies can use predictive analytics, helping them improve operational efficiency, reduce risk and increase revenue.”

“With the rapid expansion of AWS Wavelength Zones in the US, even more developers can innovate faster and deploy powerful cloud-based applications to the edge—with ultra-low latency, high bandwidth, and high performance for these applications,” said George Elissaios, President and CEO of AWS EC2 core product management at AWS. “We are excited to partner with Verizon to bring AWS services to the edge of the Verizon 5G network in the US to help our customers transform consumer experiences.”

Verizon 5G Edge with AWS wavelength is currently available in 19 locations including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, TN, New York City, Phoenix , the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Tampa, FL and Washington DC. Verizon and AWS also offer: private mobile edge computing for enterprises called Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Outposts.

Today’s announcement builds on Verizon’s first-mover advantage by providing next-generation real-time mobile edge computing and high-performance enterprise solutions to drive growth.

More information about Verizon 5G Edge and Verizon’s 5G technology

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