Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength

Get a platform that combines the power of 5G with AWS Wavelength—available only with Verizon in the U.S.—to develop and seamlessly run cutting-edge applications. Developers can access our tutorials and reference architectures.

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Low latency

Avoid unnecessary internet hops and transit delays of 100+ milliseconds when building apps with super-fast response requirements—such as games, 
live video streaming, machine learning and AR/VR.

Consistent AWS experience

Create, manage, secure and scale applications using powerful AWS tools and services, such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and 
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

Flexible and scalable

Get elasticity, high bandwidth and low pay-as-you-go pricing. And easily scale without worrying about managing hardware or improving purchased capacity utilization.

Here’s how it works.

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Public cloud/ AWS Region

Seamlessly connect to the Wavelength Zone to support the bulk of the applications running there plus the full range of cloud services running in the AWS Region.

Verizon 5G

The reliable Verizon 5G network provides the low latency, fast throughput and high bandwidth needed to enable and run new applications.


By co-locating AWS cloud services at the edge of our 5G network, a Wavelength Zone provides the compute environment needed to power apps requiring ultra-low latency.


Application traffic can reach application servers running in MEC-based Wavelength Zones without leaving the mobile network, greatly reducing latency.

Explore more about MEC.

Learn how you can reduce latency, localize data, expand Internet of Things (IoT) potential and enable new applications on 5G Edge with public MEC.

Learn about 5G Edge

Learn about 5G Edge with public MEC

Have questions? We’ve got answers.

You can harness the transformative power of 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength in the following locations:

  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • Nashville
  • New York City
  • Phoenix
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Tampa
  • Washington, DC

This innovative mobile edge computing (MEC) architecture, which builds the power of the AWS cloud right into the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network, will enable the development of large-scale, latency-sensitive applications via edge computing resources.

Using 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength, innovation can happen more quickly. This powerful platform allows developers and businesses alike to realize the full promise of MEC and reimagine what’s possible.

AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform that supports creating, managing and connecting innovative applications. The platform is trusted by tens of thousands of application developers who are able to use their skills to rapidly build, test and deploy a wide variety of consumer and business applications.

One of the advantages of AWS is the depth and breadth of the platform. AWS offers over 175 fully featured services, from infrastructure technologies like compute, storage and databases, to emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), data lakes and analytics and Internet of Things (IoT), as well as for application development, deployment and management.

Developers will be able to connect to the Verizon 5G network using a new virtual private cloud (VPC) gateway called Carrier Gateway. This enables them to attach Verizon-provided public IP addresses to Amazon® Elastic Compute CloudTM (Amazon EC2 ®) instances.

MEC is all about positioning compute, storage and related infrastructure closer to the end user, to provide bandwidth-and latency-optimized access. Verizon is building out Service Access Points (SAP) across its footprint to facilitate the placement of MEC elements.

In addition, Verizon’s vision for building out fiber, small-cell technology and other network densification efforts have put it at the forefront of meeting next-generation application requirements. By making the 5G Edge platform available to developers, we can unlock new business and consumer use cases that were previously impossible due to technology limitations. 5G Edge should eventually support applications that utilize real-time data, low latency, up to 10 Gbps throughput and massive numbers of connected devices and simultaneous users.

With Verizon 5G Edge, you are able to launch resources in Wavelength Zones via the standard Amazon EC2 application programming interfaces (APIs) and management console. You can include a desired Wavelength Zone, or multiple Wavelength Zones, as part of your VPC. You will be able to use a single Wavelength Zone to target a specific area; for applications over a wider geographic area, you can deploy across multiple Wavelength Zones. Regardless, you will be able to achieve very low latency and, as a result, enhanced performance.

Specifically, Verizon 5G Edge supports: 

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances (R5, T3 and G4 families)
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes (GP2 SSD)
  • Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS)
  • EC2 Launch Templates
  • Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling
  • Amazon CloudWatch Metrics