Posted On: Apr 26, 2022

Today, we are announcing the general availability of AWS Wavelength on the Bell 5G network in Toronto. Enterprises, application developers, and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), can now use the AWS Wavelength Zone in Toronto to build ultra-low latency applications for mobile devices and end-users in Canada.

Wavelength Zones embed 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 Bell 5G, applications developers can now build the ultra-low latency applications needed for use cases like autonomous robots, drone-based deliveries, video analytics and machine learning inference at the edge, and augmented and virtual reality-enhanced experiences.

Initial customers for AWS Wavelength in Canada include Drone Delivery Canada, Rudsak, and Tiny Mile. Drone Delivery Canada, a turnkey logistics service provider, uses AWS Wavelength and Bell 5G to offload computing workloads from the drone to the cloud for faster video analytics processing. This improves drone precision in navigating and landing – and is a major step toward fully autonomous drone flights. Rudsak uses Bell Public MEC with AWS Wavelength to enable immersive and interactive experiences for their retail customers, including offering them a full 360-degree view of the store so that shoppers can now sit in the “virtual front row” and enjoy special perks with high quality video – from home or on the go. Tiny Mile is a food delivery start-up based in Toronto. It uses small autonomous robots or Rovers to support deliveries. Tiny Mile uses AWS Wavelength and Bell 5G to enable real-time video analytics to detect obstacles and generate automated stop commands. With AWS Wavelength and Bell 5G, Tiny Mile was able to achieve a 30% reduction in video feed latency so robots can stop faster than they could before.

Learn more about AWS Wavelength Zone in Toronto here.