The 10 Biggest Edge Computing News Stories Of 2020
Market consolidation and startups entering the fold affected the edge computing space in 2020, but perhaps no force was as powerful as the COVID-19 pandemic, which changed the IT landscape all over the globe and brought with a slew of new opportunities as the edge – not the campus or data center – network.
4. Telecoms Build Out Edge Networks
Speaking of the connection between 5G and edge computing, the largest wireless carriers on the globe spent 2020 aggressively growing their 5G footprints to power new edge, IoT, and smart city use cases.
In the U.S., Dallas-based AT&T‘s network now covers about 16 percent of the U.S. Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Verizon’s 5g Ultra-Wideband network is now live in 31 states. Bellevue, Wash.-based T-Mobile, which took on Sprint’s 5G footprint after its acquisition closed last year, says it has 5G live in parts of all 50 states as of the close of 2020.