San Francisco -- February 21, 2019 — World Wide Technology (WWT), a leading distributor and integrator of technology from the mobile edge industry’s leading vendors, and Deutsche Telekom-founded MobiledgeX, which is helping operators make edge infrastructure widely accessible and easy to use for third parties, today announced a partnership to validate edge infrastructure being evaluated and implemented by the global operator community.
The partnership will enable mobile operators to quickly and confidently deploy edge services at a global scale to meet the requirements of next-gen applications and devices.
Edge computing is a critical enabler of a new technology value chain that is expanding the types of devices and applications that leverage mobile connectivity.
Network equipment manufacturers will be able to submit edge computing architectures for performance, security and scalability certification in WWT’s state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Center (ATC), a unique multi-vendor testing and validation environment created through over $500 million in investment, and take advantage WWT’s deep integration and deployment expertise through its global Integration Centers.
WWT’s ATC features MobiledgeX’s R1.0 product release and associated network, device and application interfaces that are live nationwide in Germany within Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile network. WWT and MobiledgeX will certify solutions capable of fulfilling the requirements of existing and future use cases, usage patterns and device types while optimizing for utilization and predictable service levels so customers can begin monetizing the solutions on day one.
MobiledgeX is helping operators aggregate the capacity and processing power of existing 4G and new 5G infrastructure to rapidly rollout nationwide edge networks to support innovative new mobile services.
WWT, a leading distributor and integrator for the world’s largest IT equipment manufacturers, will conduct pre-validation and certification testing with the solutions and MobiledgeX’s edge technology and edge services to ensure the best possible commercial addressability when placed in mobile edge networks.
“Like the cloud before it, the mobile edge has the potential to be ubiquitous and synonymous with a new generation of innovative devices and applications,” said Sunay Tripathi, CTO and EVP Engineering and Product for MobiledgeX. “But success on this front depends entirely on a thriving ecosystem fueled by global partnerships and integrations that make it dead simple for developers to take advantage of edge computing, anywhere. Our work with WWT helps foster this interoperability with any heterogeneous environment to accelerate edge rollouts by ensuring that the new services they turn up will function exactly as developers and device makers expect.”
For developers and device makers, the ability to take advantage of MobiledgeX-powered resources will not require modification to existing application development workflows, tools or operations. Compatibility simply requires they indicate which layers of their application should be served from the nearest edge to enable new and better mobile experiences. Developers and device makers also will be able to take advantage of edge services enabled by the unique data that lives within the mobile network.
“We are excited to announce this initiative knowing it will remove investment risk, maximize utilization and industrialize supply chain for an infrastructure space that is very fragmented, very confusing and not optimized for cost,” said Joe Wojtal, vice president of open systems and solutions for WWT. “After validation, we also will supply the pre-configured constellations and release the blueprint findings with MobiledgeX.”
World Wide Technology and MobiledgeX are both attending MWC 2019 in Barcelona and are available for meetings to discuss this further (see here for MobiledgeX related activities). To book a meeting please email [email protected]
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About World Wide Technology: Founded in 1990, WWT is a technology solution provider with more than $11 billion in annual revenue that provides digital strategy, innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations around the globe. While most companies talk about delivering business and technology outcomes, WWT does it. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, WWT employs more than 5,000 people is among the world’s greatest companies to work for as ranked by Glassdoor and Fortune.
About MobiledgeX: MobiledgeX 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 independent edge computing company founded by Deutsche Telekom and headquartered in San Francisco, California. More information on MobiledgeX can be found in our newsroom.
For more information see https://mobiledgex.com