Verizon Teams with Microsoft to Offer Private 5G Mobile Edge Computing

By Chantal Polsonetti

Acquisition or Partnership

Verizon is joining forces with Microsoft to create new ways for enterprises to accelerate the delivery of fast and secure 5G applications, benefiting from reliable and low-latency connections.  Verizon’s on-site 5G Edge network integrated with Azure edge services can enable ultra-low latency, which can help businesses tap into real-time data analysis and delivery.  Applications incorporating computer vision, augmented, mixed and virtual reality, digital twins, or machine learning can be enhanced with 5G and MEC on the customer premise, helping transform the way industries such as retail, transportation, and logistics operate.

The collaboration brings Azure cloud and edge capabilities together with Verizon’s on-site 5G Edge, a mobile edge computing platform designed to enable developers to build applications for mobile end-users and wireless edge devices with ultra-low latency.  By utilizing on-site private 5G, businesses will be able to realize increased power efficiencies and reduced costs of end user devices while addressing their privacy and security needs.

Moving forward, Verizon will explore opportunities to co-innovate with Microsoft to deliver new value to industries ranging from manufacturing to healthcare.  

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