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Verizon, Atos announce 5G edge solution that can ‘analyze 180 billion data points every hour’

Verizon will implement the Atos Computer Vision platform in its private 5G multi-access edge computing solution

Verizon Business has teamed up with Atos to deliver intelligent IoT solutions with private 5G multi-access edge computing to businesses, government and communities. The joint solution is an end-to-end architecture — including hardware, 5G, application and automation, field services and service desk support — that focuses on large scale, cloud and AI-powered data analytics, helping organizations “create immersive digital experiences that fully exercise 5G environments on the edge.”

“We are proud to combine our uniquely positioned digital transformations in telecommunications and edge computing with Verizon Business’ reliable, high performance 5G networks to revolutionize the way people live, work and play,” said Jean-Philippe Poirault, head of telecom, media and technology at Atos. “This industry-leading partnership exemplifies how we will innovate the 5G marketplace to the benefit of new and exciting user experiences for both business and consumers alike.”

Verizon will implement the Atos Computer Vision platform in its private 5G multi-access edge computing solution.

The Atos platform plays a role in bringing key capabilities in AI-powered video analytics to mission critical environments. Verizon hopes that by using Atos’ BullSequana Edge servers, the carrier can strengthen its 5G edge offers and unlock new use cases and advancements in network security, connectivity and data management.

“In one of the use cases, the platform will analyze 180 billion data points every hour. Using this system, the engineers and operators will be able to pinpoint exactly when and where operation downtime is predicted, up to 30 days in advance. Further, key metrics and trends will lead to operational efficiency and remove points of failure over time. These insights can come from a localized part of the system and can be applied across a global landscape,” Verizon explained in a press release.

Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business, commented that the joint solution provides enterprise customers with “an unprecedented level of insight into their operations.”

“We know the future will be built on our leading 5G network, and today’s announcement is another example of how our products and solutions are having a genuine impact on business efficiency and revenue today,” she added.

The edge has been a serious focus for Verizon lately, with the carrier continuing to roll out its AWS 5G MEC platform in cities across the U.S. In an interview with RCR Wireless News, Verizon’s Director of IoT Thierry Sender said that the carrier’s strategy is to begin with the locations and consumer bases most likely to use the types of applications that will benefit the most from MEC, and then to expand from there.

“The idea is to use edge with 5G to solve new types of challenges,” said Sender. “On the enterprise side, we looked at the basic community and what kind of a developer groups you have there, and the industries that would benefit the best — retail, manufacturing, healthcare.”

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Catherine Sbeglia Nin
Catherine Sbeglia Nin
Catherine is the Managing Editor for RCR Wireless News and Enterprise IoT Insights, where she covers topics such as Wi-Fi, network infrastructure and edge computing. She also hosts Arden Media's podcast Well, technically... After studying English and Film & Media Studies at The University of Rochester, she moved to Madison, WI. Having already lived on both coasts, she thought she’d give the middle a try. So far, she likes it very much.

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