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Verizon, AWS expand partnership, bring private MEC to enterprise customers

April 5, 2021

Enterprise customers interested in a dedicated, on-premises edge compute infrastructure can now look to Verizon Business and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The companies are expanding their 5G collaboration in the U.S. to deliver private mobile edge computing (MEC) to enable ultra-low latency, higher levels of security and deeper customization.

Verizon and AWS first launched MEC services, which shortens the round trip which data needs to travel by moving processing closer to the end user, in Boston and the Bay Area in August 2020. By moving AWS compute and storage services to the edge of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network, the companies said, 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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