Verizon 5G Edge: Powering what's next.

What is Verizon 5G Edge? +
  • 5G Edge is a mobile edge computing platform available for businesses and organizations.

    By integrating compute capacity and cloud services at the public 5G or LTE network edge, or colocated and on-premises with a private radio access network (RAN), 5G Edge will help enable customers to bring to market increasingly transformative use cases that were previously untenable or impossible because they were dependent upon latency-sensitive connectivity.

What will Verizon 5G Edge enable? +
  • With this new edge computing architecture, developers will be able to build applications for mobile end users and wireless edge devices with low latency. That opens up a whole new world of possibilities for public and private sector organizations of all types and sizes: next-generation artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), automated vehicles, real-time monitoring and control, and so much more.

Why is Verizon the right partner to help me harness the power of edge computing? +

  • Verizon has expertise in building, maintaining and operating both public and private networks and remotely managing hundreds of millions of devices. We invest billions of dollars every year so that our networks are resilient and future ready. And, just as critically, we understand digital transformation and have the experience and expertise to help organizations evolve and advance. It’s why 97% of the Fortune 500 count on us to help their enterprises thrive. Other advantages include:

    • 5G built right

      Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband is paving the way for a new era of business innovations with ultrafast speeds with ultra latency.

    • Carrier grade

      Private carrier-grade deployments will provide even lower latency and are complementary with other existing networking technologies.

    • Network density

      5G Edge is a type of multi-access edge computing (MEC). And MEC is all about moving compute and related infrastructure closer to the end user, so we’re building out service access points (SAPs) across our extensive network. Those SAPs, along with fiber, small-cell technology and other network densification efforts, will help ensure that Verizon can support our customers’ next-generation application requirements. Private deployment solutions will provide even more flexibility and availability.

    • Virtualization from core to edge

      Having virtualized the core of its network, Verizon is taking significant steps forward in virtualizing the radio access network (RAN) edge and moving computing functionality to the edge of the network. This is what makes edge on demand possible.

    • Millimeter-wave spectrum

      5G Ultra Wideband leverages millimeter-wave (mmWave) spectrum, which can deliver massive amounts of data quickly. mmWave-based 5G networks are anticipated to, in the future, deliver average peak throughput rates in the range of 10 Gbps to 20 Gbps under ideal channel conditions. As well, architecturally optimized 5G networks (with MEC included) are expected to eventually support end-to-end latency performance in the sub-20 ms region.

    • Security and quality of service (QoS)

      5G Ultra Wideband embeds security protocols that help ensure your user and development environments are secure, while  Managing the quality of your experiences based on user type or policy service levels. It’s a more secure, high-performance  alternative to Wi-Fi.

  • 5G Ultra Wideband available in select areas. 5G Nationwide available in 2,700+ cities.

How could my business benefit from Verizon 5G Edge? +
    • Expand opportunities, capabilities and sources of revenue

      Industries across the board could be able to create more agile, efficient and proactive business practices; realize new  opportunities for value capture and creation; and deliver better customer experiences by utilizing latency-sensitive, near real-time responsive applications such as:

      • Low end-to-end network latencies with resultant fast applications response times
      • Reduction in transport bandwidth cost 
      • Increased data localization, sovereignty and analytics
      • Streamlined, more power-efficient client end devices 
      • Context awareness-based quality of experience (QoE) enhancements
    • Improve performance

      Ultrahigh speed and low latency are requirements for many transformational projects, and Verizon 5G Edge has the potential to reduce application response times and performance latency. Onsite deployments will reduce response and performance even further.

    • Activate near real-time data

      Data is the new differentiator; the faster and better you can harness, process, analyze and use it, the bigger the advantage. Data can be gathered and acted on closer to where it’s created or used to enable contextually aware applications and real-time operations.

    • Align mobile and cloud strategies

      Verizon 5G Edge offers connectivity and device management solutions that could enable the alignment of mobile and cloud strategies.

    • Realize the full potential of the IoT

      The high speed and low latency of 5G Edge is expected to support the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT)—particularly mission-critical connectivity. 5G can also address IoT challenges such as energy usage and battery life. Private 5G will be able to support massive IoT deployments.

    • Enhance security and reliability

      Resources at the edge mean you will be able to localize data, which could help you improve security and better execute on data management strategies. Private deployments will help provide even higher levels of security keeping critical data on premises.

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Which industries could most benefit from Verizon 5G Edge? +
  • We believe all industries can benefit from Verizon 5G Edge; here are just a few of our top picks: 

    • Distribution and supply chain

      Global distribution and supply chain leaders could benefit from near real-time supply chain solutions that deliver end-to-end visibility and control from production through consumption.

    • Gaming

      Online gaming companies could offer subscription-based gaming services, while enabling immersive experiences on mobile devices running on 5G networks. 

    • Media and entertainment

      Advancements in wireless camera tech and faster data transfer to the editing floor are expected to enable new immersive and interactive fan experiences, while near real-time monitoring and analytics could improve crowdmanagement in venues.

    • Retail

      Retailers could use 5G Edge to implement granular product tracking, create immersive experiences, automate points of service (POS), drive interactive signage and smart package sorting, and gather insights about in-the-moment customer behavior.

    • Financial services

      5G Edge could enable AI, near real-time connectivity and other leading-edge technologies to fight fraud, power humanized assistants, speed up loan transactions, shorten settlement cycles, and accelerate market forecasting, buying and selling.

    • Healthcare

      The possibilities for 5G Edge-enabled healthcare solutions are endless. They could include delivering deep visibility into the pharmaceutical supply chain; supporting faster, more detailed diagnostics; enabling robotic and remote surgery and near real-time patient monitoring; and providing navigation for visually impaired individuals.

    • Manufacturing

      From improved 3D modeling, maintenance and supply chain management to automated vehicles, robots, materials tracking and quality assurance processes, 5G Edge could help catalyze  widespread transformation across the manufacturing ecosystem.

    • Transportation and automotive

      5G Edge could support smart dock technologies to improve safety, security and productivity, as well as enhance quality of travel and improve tracking and auditing vehicles, packages and people.

What are the differences between public and private MEC? +
  • Public MEC utilizes the public LTE and 5G networks for radio coverage and access, and the edge compute resources built into our core network to run applications. Consumer and IoT devices connect to the public network to access 5G Edge compute resources. Devices can be fixed, like a camera or sensor, or they can roam, such as an in-vehicle application or smartphone being used for gaming.

    Private MEC is a site-specific solution where a private onsite LTE/5G wireless network is installed for coverage. This allows it to be implemented anywhere and it is not reliant on public wireless coverage. It also pairs with onsite compute and storage hardware from the cloud service provider (CSP). The close proximity of the wireless network and compute resources provide low latency for mission-critical apps that require it. It also provides enhanced security, since data can be stored locally on premises. Private MEC deployments are typically used for IoT deployment, such as cameras, sensors and automated guided vehicles (AGVs), and are usually fixed within the confines of the private network.

What are some potential use cases for private MEC? +
  • Manufacturers, in particular, will benefit from private MEC to support near real-time potential use cases, such as: 

    • Production and packaging quality assurance (QA) 
    • Equipment diagnostics 
    • AGV navigation 
    • Monitoring and alerts for hazardous conditions
Where can I learn more? +

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