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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.

3. The Connection Between 5G And Edge Computing

The network is the unpinning of edge use cases. The fifth-generation global wireless technology promises to fuel innovation at the edge by powering brand-new use case, enabling more data collection and faster processing at the edge than ever before and give businesses another connectivity option.

Several enterprise 5G and edge computing startups burst onto the scene last year to help transform how companies connect and work, including Cupertino, Calif.-based Celona and Infiot, an edge networking startup based in Menlo Park, California.

 
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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