It was recently announced that Vodafone would enter a new partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in order to offer edge computing capabilities to business customers all around the UK.
Indeed, this edge computing platform will aim to bring cutting-edge technologies including augmented reality (AR) and machine learning (ML) so as to capture and analyze large amounts of data in bulk. This will then help enhance business intelligence gathering and distribution.
Vodafone and Amazon are working to make the 5G connections and data transfer speeds ultra-fast so that edge data processing and analysis can function smoothly. The company stated that under optimum conditions, the latency could be as low as 10 milliseconds.
Moreover, Vodafone has also been trialling its edge services across various sectors such as sports technology, autonomous transports, and factory automation. In order to establish good edge computing services, 5G was essential.
It is expected that businesses in the north of England and Scotland will be able to use edge computing services by 2022.