Verizon and AWS are now offering 5G mobile edge computing in more US metro areas — 19 in total — with the latest addition of Nashville, TN and Tampa, FL. This means that 75% of the US population is now within 150 miles of a Wavelength Zone.
“With the ongoing expansion of our mobile edge compute infrastructure, we’re enabling developers to build transformational applications that enhance consumers’ experiences by moving the data and processing done by applications and services to the edge of Verizon’s wireless network and closer to the end user's device,” said Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business. “By offering both public and private mobile edge compute, we’re giving businesses ultimate optionality. This can transform the way companies can leverage predictive analytics, allowing them to improve operational efficiency, mitigate risk and increase revenue.”
For developers and businesses, using Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength allows them to create and deploy various latency-sensitive applications for use cases such as immersive VR gaming, video distribution, and connected and autonomous vehicles.
“With the rapid expansion of AWS Wavelength Zones across the US, even more developers can innovate faster and deploy powerful cloud-based applications to the edge – offering ultra-low latency, high bandwidth, and high performance for these applications,” said George Elissaios, director and general manager of AWS EC2 core product management at AWS.
This expansion builds on Verizon’s first-mover advantage in providing next-generation real-time mobile edge computing and high-value enterprise solutions to drive growth.