Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), part of Amazon.com, has announced their latest service: AWS Wavelength, which will give developers the ability to build applications for end-users with single-digit millisecond latencies over 5G. Wavelength incorporates the power of AWS with the advantage of Verizon’s 5G network, so developers can segment out the parts of their application that require ultra-low latency within the 5G network, and connect back to the rest of their application running in AWS. Applications requiring the lowest possible latency include things like smart cars, virtual reality, and autonomous equipment and vehicles.
AWS has partnered with Verizon to make AWS Wavelength available in the U.S. and Wavelength is available not as a pilot project to select users in Chicago. Other 5G providers have been selected to work with AWS to bring Wavelength to other parts of the world.
“With Wavelength, we bring 5G and cloud together to give our customers the powerful new capability to run cloud services consistently within a few milliseconds of mobile end-users,” said Matt Garman, AWS Vice President Compute Services. “This is a game changer for developers that is going to unlock a whole new generation of applications and services. We are really excited to see our customers innovate with these unique new capabilities that they did not have access to before.”