Verizon has enhanced its private 5G Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) capabilities through an expanded partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to generate profits in the enterprise segment after spending much of 2020 building its public MEC muscles.
The collaboration will integrate Verizon’s private 5G network and edge platform with AWS Outposts and enable customers to deploy secure, dedicated edge infrastructure on-site to support applications ranging from factory automation to intelligent logistics to predictive maintenance is enough.
Verizon previously partnered with AWS to launch public 5G MEC capabilities that will reach a total of 10 cities by the end of 2020, and also signed contracts with IBM and Cisco over public MECs last year.
So far, however, it had only signed a single contract with Microsoft for private 5G MEC.
Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business, said in a statement, “Developers are already developing new latency-sensitive solutions that run on the Verizon / AWS public MEC service that was launched …