Verizon halved 5G latency using edge computing
US telecommunications giant Verizon has employed the use of edge computing in a successful bid to slash 5G latency in half.
5G is set to cut latency over its predecessors, meaning reduced time for information to make a roundtrip. This will open a range of possibilities for things such as video games, real-time VR, and even remote surgeries.
Verizon engineers installed Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) equipment and MEC platform software into a network facility closer to the network edge.
Reducing the distance...