US telco Verizon has announced a 5G Edge computing partnership with Google Cloud.
The partnership will integrate US-based telco Verizon’s private On-Site 5G and its private 5G Edge offerings with Google’s new Distributed Cloud Edge to offer both compute and storage services.
Additionally, the companies said that they are planning to develop public 5G mobile edge computing for developers and enterprises enabling developers to build and deploy applications at the edge of Verizon’s wireless network in several distinct locations across the US.
Verizon’s Chief Strategy Officer, Rima Qureshi said that they are working on developing the 5G edge compute ecosystem with its partners Google Cloud and Ericsson. The ecosystem will allow industries to leverage the dedicated private network and edge compute infrastructure on their premises.
She further said that Verizon’s 5G Edge along with Google Distributed Cloud Edge offers its clients the capability to connect and manage a broad suite of devices at scale and speed while offering highly secure, real-time connectivity. Thereby allowing companies to obtain more incredible value from data and allow innovative applications comprising of computer vision, augmented reality, virtual reality, and machine learning.
Meanwhile, the CEO of Google Cloud, Thomas Kurian said that Google Cloud is facilitating the rapid development and deployment of its new services and applications through its planet-scale infrastructure and expertise in artificial intelligence, data analytics, and machine learning.
He further said Verizon 5G Edge along with Google Distributed Cloud Edge will offer their clients an opportunity to build new cross-industry solutions, unlock new revenue models and transform the next generation of client experiences. Some examples include; AI-driven in-store operations, live inventory management on the factory floor.
With the Verizon-Google Cloud partnership, the company has signed Edge and 5G deals with each of the three major cloud hyperscale players with the other two being Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.
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