5G, the Internet of Things and edge computing.
With high speed, low latency and massive capacity, 5G Ultra Wideband, which is available in parts of select cities, will eventually allow more technology than ever before to connect to mobile networks, enabling the Internet of Things on a truly massive scale. The total number of connected IoT devices globally is expected to be 13.8 billion in 2021 and 30.9 billion by 2025.2 5G Ultra Wideband is intended to help meet the staggering demands on network bandwidth.
Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband is also expected to help usher in a new era of connection for businesses. In 2020, Verizon and Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength, which harnesses the power of the cloud built at the edge of the network. Verizon 5G Edge is the world’s first mobile edge compute (MEC) platform with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Wavelength. It combines Verizon’s award-winning 5G network with the industry-leading cloud expertise of AWS, enabling developers and enterprise customers to create large-scale, latency-sensitive applications utilizing edge cloud computing resources. That means better cloud gaming, near real-time crowd analysis transformation for broadcast media and more. And for enterprises looking to capture the same advantages, Verizon offers On Site 5G and Private MEC
2. “Internet of Things (IoT) and non-IoT active device connections worldwide from 2010 to 2025,” Lionel Sujay Vailshery, Statista, March 8, 2021, https://www.statista.com/statistics/1101442/iot-number-of-connected-devices-worldwide/