Ericsson–and every other telecom infrastructure vendor–are pushing hard to develop the underlying 5G technologies that will support a broad range of applications that leverage the promised ultra high capacity and very low latency promised by the emerging 5G New Radio specification. From hardware to software, a big piece of this is cloud-native design. But, in some cases, transporting data to the cloud isn’t enough. That means compute and processing power has to be moved closer to the end user. Enter edge computing.
Ericsson’s investment arm Ericsson Ventures has invested in a company called Realm, which has developed a mobile platform that focuses on providing real-time support for instantaneous delivery of applications supported by iOS, Android and a variety of cloud environments