Telecom giant Verizon is collaborating with Microsoft to deliver fast and secure private 5G networks. The collaboration will help enterprises deliver 5G applications which will benefit from reliable and low-latency connections.
As part of the collaboration, Verizon’s on-site 5G Edge network will be integrated with Azure edge services to enable ultra-low latency. This will help businesses tap into real-time data analysis and delivery. Such innovation will enhance the incorporation of computer vision, augmented, mixed and virtual reality, digital twins, or machine learning.
“We have built a network that provides real-world, 5G-enabled solutions TODAY,” said Rima Qureshi, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Verizon. “By bringing together Verizon’s 5G network and on-site 5G Edge platform with Microsoft’s expertise in cloud services, we will enable the development of the next-generation technologies everyone has been envisioning.”
A logistics and supply chain solutions company Ice Mobility is taking the technology on a test drive currently. Verizon’s on-site 5G Edge platform, integrated with Microsoft Azure, is helping the company with its computer vision assisted product packing. The technology promises to improve on-site quality assurance and save 15-30% in processing time.
Verizon will now look to explore opportunities and innovate with Microsoft to deliver value to industries ranging from healthcare to manufacturing. Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband service is available to people in 55 cities, and its 5G Nationwide service is available to more than 200 million people in over 1,800 cities around the U.S.