Posted On: Aug 5, 2021
Today, we are announcing the availability of three new AWS Wavelength Zones on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network in Chicago, Houston, and Phoenix. Wavelength Zones are now available in 13 major US cities , including the previously announced cities of Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC.
AWS Wavelength and Verizon 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 for smart manufacturing, industrial automation, autonomous driving, and applications that deliver interactive and immersive experiences, like game streaming, virtual reality, and in-venue experiences for live events.
Among the many innovators building applications at the edge of Verizon’s 5G network with AWS Wavelength are Aetho, the makers of Beame. Aetho is working with Morehouse College to create a 3D, fully interactive, online version of the campus so prospective students can tour the campus with an experience that feels like it’s in-person without traveling to the school. Learn more about this use case here.