Verizon’s new 5G private multi-edge computing trailer brings wireless network closer to the user

Verizon’s new 5G private multi-edge computing trailer brings wireless network closer to the user

Verizon now offers the full functionality of its wireless network directly to customers… on wheels. Named Mobile Onsite Network-as-a-Service (NaaS), the new vehicle delivers a private network, private mobile edge compute (MEC), SD-Wan, and satellite connectivity to customer locations.

The 10-foot portable trailer was developed with dual-core network capabilities and supports both 4G and 5G standalone functionality, according to the company.

It also provides 5G and edge compute that has the ability to be managed locally by enterprise and public sector customers for operational flexibility. The first deployment of Verizon’s Mobile Onsite NaaS is at Lockheed Martin’s Waterton, Colorado campus.

“As the first host of this advanced system, Lockheed Martin continues to demonstrate our commitment to harnessing the best of commercial technology to create 21st Century Security capabilities that keep our customers ahead of emerging threats,” said Dan Rice, vice president of 5G.MIL programs at Lockheed Martin.

“We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Verizon on our 5G.MIL Unified Network Solutions, which aim to provide cohesive communications, edge processing and advanced networking capabilities for interoperable, resilient and secure connectivity and data flow across all domains.”

According to Verizon, the entire solution was set-up in a few hours, including the testing of its satellite communications connection. The Mobile Onsite NaaS will be used to collect sensor data and video providing performance indicators to assess network operations.

“By delivering the mission critical connectivity that our network provides to customer locations, we are demonstrating how 5G and edge computing can help customers address their strategic priorities and continue to develop advanced solutions,” explains Srini Kalapala, senior vice president for technology and product development at Verizon.

“A private network on location delivers the high-speed, high-capacity, and low-latency needed for various applications as well as greater privacy and security.”

The Mobile Onsite NaaS can also be used as a Mobile Lab as a Service, which is part of Verizon Innovation Labs’ offerings. Verizon has three Innovation Labs located in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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