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How the converged Edge can cut next-gen network deployment from years to months

WWT's Dan Graham speaks with Vanilla Plus about 5G and Mobile Edge Computing.

January 20, 2021 40 second read

by Anasia D'mello

The world is accelerating around us. Consumer and enterprise demand for our networked services is advancing at pace too, driving appetite for more incredible speeds than ever.

Today, 4G networks power these services, delivering latency of around 50ms. But, says Dan Graham, global product leader, Mobile Edge Computing at World Wide Technology, with service providers rolling out 5G, we are suddenly promised latency levels as low as 2 to 3 milliseconds.

For context, it takes 10ms for an image seen by our eyes to be processed by our human brains. The latency promised by 5G is impressively low, so self-driving cars and virtual reality experiences can finally be realised.

Yet there is still a catch.

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