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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MobiledgeX, which is helping operators make edge infrastructure widely accessible and easy to use for third parties, today announced it has released MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R1.0, which is powering the world’s first public mobile edge network deployment with Deutsche Telekom in Germany and live developer trials in the network. The solution connects mobile users to application cloud containers created by aggregating existing operator network resources. These containers execute close to end devices, meeting the stringent performance requirements of next-generation mobile innovations. MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R1.0 is now in general availability globally and already supporting the prototyping of developer use cases in public networks.
Walter Goldenits, CTO of Telekom Deutschland in Germany, said: “Deutsche Telekom is proud to lead a global effort toward a smart, mobile, digital society and recognizes that ubiquitous edge availability is the foundation for this vision. For operators, Edge-Cloud R1.0’s ability to quickly aggregate existing 4G and 5G resources and make them available anywhere they are needed across the network means an extremely low barrier to entry for scalable edge deployments that can be immediately monetized. When edge networks are deployed widely, developers and device makers can more easily define business and use cases for new offerings that can be rolled out across a large number of users. The milestone announced today is an important moment not just for Deutsche Telekom and MobiledgeX, but the broader mobile ecosystem eager to capitalize on the massive edge opportunity in the lead-up to 5G.”
MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R1.0 Supporting Mobile’s Most Promising Edge Use Cases
For developers, MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R1.0 enables application containers to be deployed with the same simplicity as over-the-top, hyperscale datacenter-based cloud providers. At runtime, MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R1.0 spins up the containers on-demand in edge cloud locations (also known as “cloudlets”) that optimally fulfill the needs of the desired application and user quality of experience. The solution powers compelling new use cases already live in networks today, including:
MobiledgeX customers and partners are already using MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R1.0 to enable a new breed of mobile applications.
Diana Hu, Head of Augmented Reality Platform for Niantic, said: “We’ve been hard at work on technology that bridges the physical and digital worlds to pave the way for new entertainment experiences. To achieve shared, multiplayer experiences, and translate environments in real time, Niantic’s platform requires a low latency network and high bandwidth to enable a large number of users to play shared AR experiences. Edge software makes deployment and discovery of backend services very easy. MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R1.0 delivers just that.”
Piotr Wojcik, Co-founder and CEO/CTO for 1000 realities said: “Access to edge is ‘make or break’ for our business to work and scale, without the need for an on-premise local data center. Access to existing mobile operator infrastructure and edge services via MobiledgeX allows us to seamlessly scale our business faster and without the need for additional effort.”
Breakthrough Edge Capabilities for Operators and Developers
MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R1.0 delivers the following new key features:
MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R1.0 will be on display powering one of the latest edge use cases in the Deutsche Telekom booth in Hall 3 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
About Deutsche Telekom AG Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, which provides fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and information and communication technology solutions for business and corporate customers. DTAG owns several affiliate companies such as its telecommunication entity in Germany Telekom Deutschland GmbH (TDG), and various others across middle and eastern Europe in countries like Poland (T-Mobile Poland), Austria (T-Mobile Austria), etc.
About Niantic, Inc. Niantic, Inc., builds mobile real-world experiences that foster fun, exploration, discovery and social interaction. The company’s immersive real-world mobile games Pokémon GO and Ingress are currently available on the App Store and Google Play. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Niantic, Inc.’s third game and is being co-developed with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Niantic has also developed its industry-leading Niantic Real World Platform which allows unprecedented ways to model, understand, and share reality. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic, Inc., spun out in 2015, with investments from Google, The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo. More recently, Niantic was valued at over $2 billion with Series-B funding led by Spark Capital, NetEase and other investors. For more information on Niantic, visit www.nianticlabs.com.
About 1000 realities 1000 realities is a software studio focused on Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). We craft fully immersive, interactive applications which will enchant your customers. We create new, mind-blowing realities, where human imagination is the only limit. Our solutions can be applied for endless purposes in many different fields, from virtual visits, marketing, promotion, brand storytelling to HR/employer branding projects and interactive trainings and simulations. We will help you to enhance brand engagement and business-to-consumer interactions, present your project with an amazing sensation of truly ‘living’ the story you find yourself in or create an immersive, super engaging tool for training your employees/engineers.
About MobiledgeX Inc. MobiledgeX Inc. is building a marketplace of edge resources and services that will connect developers with the world’s largest mobile networks to power the next generation of applications and devices. MobiledgeX is an edge computing company founded by Deutsche Telekom AG and headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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