Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom today entered into a cross investment agreement to further strengthen their competitiveness in 5G and deepen their cooperation in the global market. Under the agreement, SK Telecom plans to invest in MobiledgeX, an edge computing company founded by Deutsche Telekom and headquartered in Menlo Park, California, focused on delivering developer-facing edge computing services.
At Edge Computing Congress 2018, MobiledgeX has unveiled its suite of edge computing software tools designed to bring third-party application developers on board next-generation networks, outlined its open source plans and ramped up its network operator charm offensive in an effort to get the entire carrier community on board by Mobile World Congress 2019.
Jason Hoffman, CEO of MobiledgeX, discusses everything that is needed from an edge perspective leading up to 5G. Why is edge important, what services are needed, who is edge for and what is needed to make sure we build an edge for people other than ourselves?
Jason Hoffman, CEO of MobiledgeX, explains Deutsche Telekom's role in launching MobiledgeX and how edge computing supports new applications and technologies such as IoT.
Deutsche Telekom will start investing in new edge-computing facilities this year in Germany using technology developed by MobiledgeX, its wholly owned, Silicon Valley-based subsidiary that is central to its edge-computing strategy.