AlefEdge, announced they have completed the first-ever live deployment of an Edge Area Network over CBRS (Citizen Broadband Radio Service) at a tower location based in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The deployment brought together several industry partners with AlefEdge providing the edge software stack, Packet, with the shared computing infrastructure-as-a-service, and Federated Wireless, who delivered the shared spectrum controller.
This first-of-its-kind deployment of CBRS and Edge at a tower location is designed to provide monetization opportunities in several developing areas with stringent Edge computing and latency requirements such as smart retail, private networks, mobile health care and drones.
“Launching the Edge Internet over CBRS is a big step forward for the mobile industry that can be repeated at any tower location using this combination of software, infrastructure, technology and expertise,” said AlefEdge CEO Dr. Ganesh Sundaram.
“By directly impacting network delivery economics,” Sundaram said, “we can change the value chain to focus on efficiency and innovation. We’re launching the Edge Internet in Foxborough as a ‘Unit of One’ with connected screens as the highlight application. We bring real-time insights to advertisers and connect the digital realm to the physical. This reference application is just one example of how the edge can offer new experiences for applications across all industries.”
“This is paving the way for our customers to get access to the best experiences possible now—and in the future,” said Sundaram. “From a business perspective, this launch addresses the network delivery economics the industry is facing and the capability of AlefEdge to revolutionize business paradigms with an architecture that is scalable across the entire macro network, applicable to all edges – without upgrading the network. The Edge Internet is a new business that directly impacts the entire ecosystem.”
The Edge Internet has been launched in India and Brazil with Tier One Mobile Network Operators and now in the United States, leveraging the CBRS spectrum allocated by the FCC.
December 17, 2019