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Verizon and AWS bring MEC to three more cities

Three new cities — Atlanta, New York and Washington, DC — have been added to the list of locations where businesses and developers can build and deploy applications with AWS Wavelength at Verizon’s 5G Edge. Verizon and AWS launched the mobile edge computing (MEC) platform, which shortens the roundtrip data needs to travel by moving processing closer to the end user, last month in Boston and the Bay Area. The plan is to add five more cities by the end of 2020.

By moving AWS compute and storage services to the edge of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network, say the companies, innovators can develop applications with ultra-low latencies that will support next generation use cases ranging from self-driving cars to autonomous industrial equipment.

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