Announcing the first AWS Wavelength Zone in Tokyo, Japan

Posted on: Dec 15, 2020

Today, we are announcing the general availability of AWS Wavelength on KDDI’s 5G network in Japan. Wavelength allows developers to build applications that need ultra-low latency or high bandwidth for mobile devices and users on KDDI’s 5G network. AWS Wavelength is available on the KDDI 5G network today in Tokyo, and we are collaborating with KDDI to bring AWS infrastructure and services closer to customers across Japan.

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. With AWS Wavelength and KDDI 5G, applications developers can now build the ultra-low latency applications needed for use cases like smart factories, interactive live streaming, autonomous vehicles, connected hospitals, and augmented and virtual reality-enhanced experiences.

Initial customers for AWS Wavelength in Tokyo include Brains Technology, HIOKI E.E. CORPORATION, and TVT. Brains Technology uses compute infrastructure on Wavelength to run machine learning inference at the edge for their anomaly detection application that helps customers predict equipment failures to reduce manufacturing downtime. HIOKI E.E. CORPORATION uses compute infrastructure on Wavelength for precise time synchronization for a variety of Intelligent Electronic Devices in energy power grids. TVT uses AWS Wavelength to offer interactive live streaming experiences for their users.

To get started you can request access to the Wavelength Zones here.