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The 10 Biggest Edge Computing News Stories Of 2020

Gina Narcisi

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.

 
Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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