Verizon Business, AWS Bring Private MEC To Enterprise Customers In US


Verizon Business and AWS have announced that they will be expanding their 5G collaboration to deliver private mobile edge computing (MEC) to enterprise customers in the US who want a dedicated edge compute infrastructure on-premise.

The solution will fully integrate Verizon’s Private 5G networks and Private Edge platform with AWS Outposts, a fully managed service that offers the same AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a consistent hybrid experience.

Verizon enterprise customers can use private MEC to deploy real-time enterprise applications like intelligent logistics, predictive maintenance, robotics, factory automation and more to lower costs and improve safety, precision and efficiency.

Corning Incorporated, a materials science and advanced manufacturing innovator, will be the first company to leverage this private MEC solution.

The new, fully managed private MEC solution will support a wide range of industrial manufacturing applications, such as autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), predictive maintenance, quality assurance, and near real-time monitoring and hazard alerts. Verizon’s Private 5G Edge platform will give customers a reliable, secure, high bandwidth, low latency connection to AWS services, APIs, and tools running on AWS Outposts.

Additionally, two smaller AWS Outposts — 1U and 2U form factors — will give customers options to deploy AWS on-premises in space-constrained locations.