At AWS re:Invent Tuesday, Verizon Communications and AWS announced their 5G Edge computing partnership. As part of the alliance, Verizon will use AWS Wavelength to provide developers the ability to deploy applications that require ultra-low latency to mobile devices using 5G.
The companies are currently piloting AWS Wavelength on Verizon’s edge compute platform, 5G Edge, in Chicago for a select group of customers, including worldwide video game publisher Bethesda Softworks and the National Football League (NFL).
The duo are also planning additional deployments in other locations across the U.S. in 2020.
By utilizing AWS Wavelength and Verizon 5G Edge, developers will be able to deliver a range of transformative, latency-sensitive use cases like machine learning inference at the edge, autonomous industrial equipment, smart cars and cities, Internet of Things (IoT), and augmented and virtual reality.
To achieve this, Verizon 5G Edge is said to provide mobile edge computing and a high-volume connection between users, devices, and applications. AWS Wavelength, on the other hand lets customers deploy the parts of an application that require ultra-low latency to the edge of the network and then seamlessly connect back to the full range of cloud services running in AWS.