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AWS Teams up with Verizon To Bring 5G Speeds Closer to Customers

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At the main keynote of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference, CEO Andy Jassy announced their partnership. With American telecommunication company Verizon to introduce a new service known as WaveLength. This closed out the event because of the fact that it will deliver up to 5G speeds. Of cloud and edge computing or close enough to the devices of users. Amazon along with Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg. Joined Jassy states. That the service has the potential to grant users single-digit millisecond latencies. 

For those who don’t know, edge computing aims to solve the main issue associated with cloud services. Which is the latency that’s caused by the network. Reducing latency is crucial in business-to-consumer cases including online gaming and business-to-business cases. That including connected workers (who utilize AR technology), connected vehicles, and factory automation. AWS has moved on from the cloud and onto edge computing.

The WaveLength technology will be incorporated by Amazon into parts of its wireless network. The company is also working alongside its other partners like KDDI, SK Telecom, and Vodafone. Launching the service across South Korea, Japan, and Europe in 2020 with even more global partners to be announced soon. 

The 5G Network

The 5G network of AWS is said to be 20 times faster than 4G which, as mentioned earlier. Produces even lower latencies making it ideal for virtual reality, real-time rendering, and online gaming or screaming. What’s more, is that the service increases the number of supported devices and reduces mobile device network latency. This means that it won’t take long for devices to connect or communicate with one another. It also means that users will experience much fewer lag times and disruptions when streaming videos, for instance. 5G is also capable of several B2B applications, including improving IoT device connectivity in healthcare, self-driving, manufacturing, and other areas.

Hans Vestberg said that speed and connectivity are just two things. He also said that thanks to a virtualized network that they possess. 5G can now be processed out to the edge. For developers, the promise of 5G, which promises greater connectivity, mobility, and lower latency, is essential. For the applications, they develop. Still, the distance for the data to travel requires jumping through a number of hoops. From a particular device to the cell tower, to the aggregation site. To the Internet, and then to the cloud provider.

The Wait

However, Jesse states that consumers will have to wait that long for some of the most anticipated applications. Such as those for smart cities and autonomous industrial equipment. What developers are really looking forward to is to have AWS somehow be embedded. Into these 5G edge locations. And that’s exactly what the collaboration between Verizon and AWS, hence the AWS Wavelength hopes to accomplish.

Jesse states that both companies have been working for over 18 months to place AWS storage. And compute services at the edge of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network. Using AWS Wavelength so it could muster up the storage and power. Processing 5G to mobile and wireless devices and allow developers to make apps. That offers improved user experiences. Such as immersive game streaming. Automated robotic systems in manufacturing and real-time analytics for quick decision-making.

The Benefits

According to an interview with CNBC’s Jon Fortt. Jassy said that AWS’s partnership with Verizon. Allows its database, storage, compute, and analytics tools to be embedded at the edge of 5G networks. 

The Promise

For developers, the promise of 5G, which promises greater connectivity, mobility, and lower latency. Is essential for the applications they develop. Still, the distance for the data to travel requires jumping through a number of hoops. From a particular device to the cell tower, to the aggregation site, to the Internet. And then to the cloud provider.

However, Jesse states that consumers will have to wait that long for some of the most anticipated applications. Such as those for smart cities and autonomous industrial equipment. What developers are really looking forward to is to have AWS somehow be embedded into these 5G edge locations. And that’s exactly what the collaboration between Verizon and AWS, hence the AWS Wavelength hopes to accomplish.

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Jesse states that both companies have been working for over 18 months to place AWS storage and compute services. At the edge of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network using AWS Wavelength. So it could muster up the storage and power to process 5G to mobile and wireless devices. And allow developers to make apps that offer improved user experiences. Such as immersive game streaming, automated robotic systems in manufacturing and real-time analytics for quick decision-making.

In fact, there is such great promise with Amazon integrating its services. Using on-premises data centers, it has attracted to the attention of its main cloud computing competitor, Microsoft Azure. Although AWS still maintains a powerful lead, Azure has been going at a rapid pace. Enough to be rank second in terms of cloud computing.

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