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AWS aims for single-digit latencies over 5G networks

Partnering with a number of telecommunications companies

Amazon Web Services has launched a new service which aims to put the company’s technology “at the edge of the 5G network”, with the potential to deliver single-digit millisecond latencies to users.

AWS is partnering with Verizon in the US, and Vodafone, SK Telecom, and KDDI to launch AWS Wavelength across Europe, South Korea, and Japan in 2020.

The company said Wavelength embeds AWS compute and storage services at the edge of telecommunications providers’ 5G networks, enabling developers to serve use-cases that require ultra-low latency like machine learning inference at the edge, autonomous industrial equipment, smart cars and cities, Internet of Things (IoT), and Augmented and Virtual Reality – as well as shorter lag times on video streaming.

Wavelength enables developers to deploy the portions of an application that require ultra-low latency within the 5G network, and then connect back to the rest of their application and full range of Cloud services running in AWS.