Back in July, Verizon and Microsoft announced a new partnership to significantly accelerate time to market for IoT solutions. This partnership provides all the critical components in the IoT value chain, such as connected devices, network/capability, cloud hosting and artificial intelligence. Today, Microsoft and Verizon announced partnership to offer private 5G mobile edge computing. Verizon’s on-site 5G Edge network along with Azure edge services can enable ultra-low latency applications for real-time data analysis and delivery.
“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.”
“By leveraging Verizon’s 5G network integrated with Microsoft’s cloud and edge capabilities, developers and businesses can benefit from fast, secure and reliable connections to deliver seamless digital experiences from massive industrial IoT workloads to precision medicine,” said Yousef Khalidi, corporate vice president Azure for Operators at Microsoft.
Verizon and Microsoft also announced that they will explore opportunities to co-innovate to deliver new value to industries ranging from manufacturing to healthcare.