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Verizon eyes enterprise applications of 5G, edge and XR

October 21, 2019

Edge compute is seen as a key piece of delivering monetizable, enterprise-facing 5G services. But what kind of compute in service of which applications has been an open question as carriers are still in the early days of 5G network deployment and haven’t articulated how that capex will equate to new service revenues. Based on a new trial, Verizon sees tapping graphic processing units distributed to the edge of the network to support latency-sensitive augmented, cinematic, mixed and virtual reality-type use cases.

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