MobiledgeX is powering the world’s first public mobile edge network with the edge computing company’s founder Deutsche Telekom in Germany.
MobiledgeX’s Edge-Cloud R1.0, released Tuesday, connects mobile users to application cloud containers built by aggregating existing operator network resources, the company said. With the solution, developers globally now have access to deploy application backend close to mobile users within Deutsche Telekom’s network to conduct live trials centered on next-generation use cases like augmented reality, mixed reality and simultaneous localization and mapping.
The platform brings up application containers on-demand in edge cloud locations (known as cloudlets) to optimally carry out the needs of specific application and quality of experience for the user.
“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,” said Walter Goldenits, CTO of Telekom Deutschland in Germany, in a statement. “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.”
Key new features of the MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R1.0 include:
- Device and platform-independent SDKs for Android and iOS devices, supporting edge node discovery, built-in identity and verified location services. To speed development time and flexibility, MobiledgeX plans to release these SDKs as open source.
- A natively born distributed matching engine (DME) that’s integrated into the network and allows developers to verify the identity and location of application users while mainting privacy.
- A multi-tenant control plane that supports zero-touch provisioning of edge cloud resources.
- A global edge cloud SAAS portal that gives operators visibility into application delivery performance and allows developers to deploy their application containers.
“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,” Goldenits said.