BT Collaborates with AWS Wavelength to Initiate the Next Era of IoT Advantages

BT, the leading telecom company in the UK, has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to pave the way for a “new generation” of IoT benefits. To enable ultra-low latency applications, the telecom giant will use AWS Wavelength, which embeds compute and storage services within 5G networks.

According to Alex Tempest, MD for BT Wholesale, the partnership with AWS Wavelength is a significant move towards building the best-in-class 5G infrastructure for the UK. It will bring the power of the cloud to the UK’s best network, unlocking use cases such as IoT cameras to help first responders keep communities safe.

As part of its investment to enhance its existing mobile networks, BT plans to switch on a new AWS ‘Wavelength Zone’ in Manchester. This zone will enable businesses and public organizations within a 100km radius, including cities such as Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, and Blackpool, to conduct trials.

Wavelength zones refer to the locations where AWS resources are deployed at the edge of 5G networks. Developers can extend a virtual private cloud to Wavelength Zones and use AWS services like Amazon EC2 instances to run applications that require single-digit millisecond latency.

BT anticipates that integrating AWS Wavelength will support organizations in deploying IoT solutions such as autonomous vehicles, cameras for policing and other public services to help protect communities, live media production for outside broadcast, smart industrial robots, and community healthcare such as fall monitoring.

According to Tempest, by incorporating cloud edge services into its 5G and 4G EE network, BT can expedite innovation across industries and provide fast, secure data processing closer to where customers need it most. Ultimately, the telecom company aims to empower businesses and public sector organizations with the power of edge computing, wherever they are.

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