Vodafone links up with Amazon on 5G edge computing

Vodafone Business has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give developers the ability to build highly responsive applications to serve users over the 5G network in Europe.

AWS Wavelength will sit at the edge of Vodafone’s 5G network to provide ‘multi-access edge computing capabilities’ to developers, internet of things, devices, and end users. Developers will be able to build applications on the AWS API and run them from the 5G network node closest to their end users. In particular, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, video analytics, self-driving vehicles, robotics, and drone applications will be able to operate on lower latencies.

“With Europe’s largest 5G network across 58 cities and as a global leader in IoT with over 90 million connections, Vodafone is pleased to be the first telco to introduce AWS Wavelength in Europe,” said Vinod Kumar, CEO of Vodafone Business. “Faster speeds and lower latencies have the potential to revolutionise how our customers do business, and they can rely on Vodafone’s existing capabilities and security layers within our own network.”

AWS Wavelength will be available on the Vodafone 5G network in the UK and Germany first, before expanding to other Vodafone markets across Europe.