In the cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) markets, 5G and mobile edge computing have become essential building blocks for enabling autonomous and connected vehicles. Verizon and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are bringing their core competency in mobile communications and cloud – 5G Edge and Wavelength, respectively – to developers and businesses in Dallas and Miami.
AWS Wavelength is designed to support the development of edge-based cloud applications that serve users with single-digit millisecond latencies over a 5G network. It focuses on providing users with a way of moving low-latency workloads off-premise, complementing AWS “mega” datacentre regions with smaller cloud data processing hubs in major cities to support enterprises requiring low-latency connections to its compute and storage resources.
Indeed, AWS Wavelength extends this concept, supporting at the edge latency-sensitive use cases such as the internet of things (IoT), augmented and virtual reality, autonomous industrial equipment and smartcars. It is set up to reduce the time taken by mobile devices in crossing multiple networks when connecting to applications, which can result in latencies of more than 100ms (milliseconds), even on 5G networks.
Verizon 5G Edge is a mobile edge computing (MEC) platform designed to enable developers to build applications for mobile