Posted On: Sep 22, 2020

Today, we are announcing the availability of three new AWS Wavelength Zones on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network in Atlanta, New York City, and Washington DC. With this launch, AWS now offers 5 Wavelength Zones on Verizon’s 5G network. Wavelength Zones were previously announced in Boston and San Francisco Bay Area.  

AWS Wavelength and Verizon’s 5G Edge bring the power of the world’s leading cloud closer to mobile and connected devices at the edge of the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network. Wavelength embeds AWS compute and storage services at the edge of communications service providers’ 5G networks while providing seamless access to cloud services running in an AWS Region. By doing so, AWS Wavelength minimizes the latency and network hops required to connect from a 5G device to an application hosted on AWS. 

Among the many ultra-low latency use cases that Wavelength enables are 5G applications that deliver interactive and immersive experiences, like game streaming, virtual reality, and in-venue experiences for live events. Similarly, deploying latency-sensitive financial services applications to Wavelength Zones offer traders and financial market analysts near real-time analysis to help with risk profiles and portfolio strategies. With the availability of new Wavelength Zones in Atlanta, New York City, and Washington DC, AWS customers and ISVs developing applications for Media & Entertainment, Financial Services, AR/VR, and Online Games can deploy the latency-sensitive parts of their application to these Wavelength Zones and provide an enhanced user experience for Verizon’s 5G customers in these cities.  

Click the links to see how YBVR, Zixi, and CrowdVision are using AWS Wavelength and Verizon 5G Edge to deliver enhanced experiences to their customers. 

Request access to Wavelength Zones here