AWS Wavelength

Verizon and AWS Expand Edge Computing
to 19 U.S. Metro Areas.

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  • Tutorials and reference architectures to help you develop and deploy applications on the edge.

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  • Bring AWS services to the edge of the Verizon 5G network.

  • Verizon 5G Edge brings together Verizon’s ultrafast, low latency 5G Ultra Wideband* network and AWS; industry-leading cloud services to enable the creation of next-generation applications.

    5G Edge leverages AWS Wavelength, a new type of AWS infrastructure. Applications are deployed to Wavelength Zones—AWS infrastructure deployments that embed AWS compute and storage services at the edge of the Verizon 5G network—and seamlessly access the breadth of AWS services in the region.

    This reduces the extra network hops to the internet, thereby avoiding a transit penalty of 100 milliseconds or more, helping to ensure substantial enhancements in application performance and end-user quality of experience.

    That means developers can build applications that are experientially immersive, with super-fast response requirements, such as game and live video streaming, machine learning inference at the edge, and augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR).

    To start developing in AWS Wavelength, simply extend your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to one or more Wavelength Zones and then use AWS resources to build, run, secure, manage, and scale your applications. 

  • 5G access requires a 5G-capable device in a 5G coverage area.

  • Benefits of AWS Wavelength and Verizon 5G Edge

  • Low latency with the Verizon 5G network

    Wavelength combines AWS compute and storage services with the high bandwidth of the Verizon 5G network, to enable developers to build a whole new class of innovative, latency-sensitive applications. 

  • Consistent AWS experience

    Wavelength enables you to use familiar and powerful AWS tools and services, such as Amazon VPC, Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS, and AWS IAM, to build, manage, secure, and scale your applications.

  • Flexible and scalable

    With Wavelength, you get AWS benefits like elasticity, availability and low pay-as-you-go pricing. And you can start small and scale as your needs grow, without worrying about managing physical hardware or maximizing the utilization of purchased capacity.

How it works/Technical details

  • AWS Wavelength 5G Edge
  • Verizon and AWS Wavelength FAQs

Where is 5G Edge available? +
  • You can harness the transformative power of 5G Edge 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

    And we’re committed to launching in more cities by the end of 2022.

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What will Verizon 5G Edge with AWS enable? +
  • 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.

    With Verizon and AWS, 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.

Why are Verizon and AWS the right partners for a MEC platform? +
  • 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.

Which AWS resources are part of the Verizon 5G Edge offering? +
  • 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

Explore more AWS resources.

AWS Wavelength.

Read about what’s included with Wavelength, from compute and storage to networking and more.

Getting started with AWS Wavelength.

Find out how to start using Wavelength Zones for your low-latency applications.

Building applications for the edge.

Learn how Verizon and AWS are showing developers how MEC can address today’s application challenges, improve end-user experience and enable innovation.

LEVELS: A 5G interactive experience.

Discover how 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength has brought together game engine technology, LED walls and remote audiences to create a new form of interactive live entertainment.

Building the next era of global financial news.

Read how a Verizon Business and Bloomberg Media satellite broadcast project is tapping 5G and MEC to enable the evolution of broadcast media.

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  • Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Outposts offers compute and storage services—combined with Verizon's On Site 5G network to enable fast, flexible and secure innovation for your business.

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