Bell continues its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) by using the company’s wavelength to launch the first multi-access edge computer (MEC).
This decision makes it easier for end users to access the higher speeds and lower latency associated with Bell’s 5G network and cloud services in regions with AWS. This will enable multiple industries, including retail, transportation, and manufacturing, to access growth opportunities and customer experiences.
MEC takes traffic and services away from the cloud and closer to customers. AWS Wavelength is deployed on 5G networks and reduces the latency and network hops needed to connect from a 5G device to an AWS-hosted application.
“Through our continued investment in supporting MEC’s emerging use cases, coupled with our end-to-end security built into our 5G network, we are able to give Canadian businesses a platform to innovate, harness the power of 5G and boost the competitiveness of their companies. said Jeremy Wubs, Senior Vice President of Products, Marketing and Professional Services at Bell Business Markets.
The service is only available in Toronto, and Bell says it will add more wavelength zones.
Bell announced its partnership with AWS last year. AWS Wavelength is also available in the US, UK, Germany, South Korea, and Japan.