What you need to know:
- Developers and businesses can now build and deploy applications on the edge of Verizon’s wireless network in three new locations: Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix.
- Beame uses Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength to offer Morehouse College students and prospects virtual campus tours and remote learning tools through a very low-latency high-fidelity co-attendance experience.
- With Verizon 5G Edge, innovators can develop applications for use cases such as virtual dive games, video distribution, and connected, stand-alone vehicles that require latency many times faster than blinking.
BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Developers and businesses can now build and deploy applications on the edge of Verizon’s wireless network in three new locations: Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix. Verizon 5G Edge, a real-time cloud computing platform with AWS Wavelength, offers AWS computing and storage services on the edge of Verizon’s wireless network. The combination minimizes the latency and network hopping required to connect from an AWS-hosted application to the end-user device. Launched in August 2020, companies now offer 5G mobile edge computing (MEC) across wavelength zones in 13 of the top 20 U.S. metropolitan areas for a wide variety of applications. such as machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT) and video and game streaming.
Walking around campus, talking to students, taking classes … without leaving home
Many innovators are already testing their solutions on the verge of Verizon’s 5G network with AWS Wavelength, including Aetho, the makers of Beame. Aetho is partnering with Morehouse College to create a fully interactive online 3D version of the campus, so potential students can tour the campus with an experience that feels personal without traveling to school. Beame provides augmented reality (RA) and extended reality (XR) communication and collaboration to deliver meaningful engagement through photorealistic 3D avatars.
Using 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength, Beame enables Morehouse College, an HBCU, to offer students and potential clients a high-fidelity co-attendance experience with very low latency. By applying Beame to their smartphone or RA headphones, students and potential customers can teleport to an XR experience and interact with Morehouse’s ambassadors and admissions staff in near real time.
“With 5G and MEC, we saw improvements in material performance in maintaining almost instantaneous co-presence, which really helps bring the XR experience to life,” said Harrison Lee, CEO of Aetho.
“Through the use of augmented reality and other augmented reality platforms to expand our integration of education and the most advanced technologies into the admissions process, Morehouse College continues to reimagine the student experience from the perspective until graduation, ”said Jose Mallabo, vice president of marketing and communications, and director of admissions and admissions. “The creation of a widely accessible interactive engagement on the 5G Edge space computing platform is an evolution of Morehouse’s historical traditions as a pioneer and innovator in higher education.”
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The future of 5G and the MEC
“Companies in all industries are finding exciting ways to bring the 5G and 5G Edge to life, leveraging all of 5G’s capabilities from performance and low latency to high reliability,” said Sampath Sowmyanarayan, Revenue Director of Verizon Business. “By unlocking the full power of 5G with edge-to-edge cloud computing, developers can quickly innovate and create applications and services that leverage 5G to improve performance and create new revenue streams.”
“AWS Wavelength brings AWS services to the edge of 5G networks in any region so customers like Morehouse and Aetho can create ultra-low latency applications and transform consumer experiences,” said George Elissaios, CEO of AWS Wavelength and Product Management Manager, AWS. “AWS is excited to continue our partnership with Verizon so that even more U.S. developers can bring powerful cloud-based applications with extremely low latency and high performance.”
To easily integrate the entire 5G Edge footprint into mobile apps, Verizon now offers developers the 5G Edge discovery service that perfectly discovers the optimal MEC location for any Verizon mobile customer. The Edge Discovery service, along with a broader set of APIs, is now available on the 5G Edge developer portal.
Verizon’s 5G service covers more than two-thirds of the U.S. population. Our Nationwide 5G is available in more than 2,700 cities nationwide, while our ultra-fast 5G broadband provides broadband connection in parts of more than 70 U.S. cities, 60 stadiums and arenas, a dozen d ‘airports and more. The Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength is currently available in 13 locations, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Phoenix, the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and Washington DC. Verizon and AWS plan to expand Verizon 5G Edge with additional MEC locations this year.
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