Verizon and Unity partner on 5G and mobile edge computing

The jointly-developed apps will benefit enterprise, entertainment, and gaming industries

5G graphic

Verizon and Unity are teaming up to develop high-speed, low-lag digital experiences ranging from entertainment applications to enterprise toolkits.

The collaboration is part of Verizon’s broader business strategy to align with enterprises, startups, universities, and the government to explore how 5G and mobile edge computing (MEC) can disrupt and transform nearly every industry. 

“We are entering an era of technology-led disruption where 5G and MEC will not only transform the full enterprise lifecycle, it will change the way consumers experience gaming and entertainment,” said Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business. 

“Every business is accelerating the shift to digital for their employees, supply chain or end-customer experience. So whether you’re an enterprise reimaging how you do business using predictive real time insights, computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence, or a mobile gamer who simply wants to download the hottest new game in seconds and enjoy data intensive, multiplayer games conventionally reserved for consoles, the future is happening right now.”

As part of their partnership, the companies will combine Verizon’s 5G and MEC technology with Unity’s real-time 3D development platform to enable various high-performance 3D applications without expensive hardware. The rich 3D environments can be significant for gaming, retail, and sports industries that demand instantaneous content for consumers. 

The companies will also capitalize on the faster speeds, higher bandwidth, and ultra-low latency of 5G Ultra Wideband and MEC to enable interactive 3D applications for enterprises.

Unity solutions VP Ryan Peterson adds, “We know the world is demanding high-speed, AAA content, whether it’s an educational augmented reality application or a robot running a simulation of a digital twin.” 

“5G is the key piece for us to facilitate these real-time 3D experiences broadly and to better meet the demands of the real-time economy.”

Featured Resources

Defeating ransomware with unified security from WatchGuard

How SMBs can defend against the onslaught of ransomware attacks

Free download

The IT expert’s guide to AI and content management

How artificial intelligence and machine learning could be critical to your business

Free download

The path to CX excellence

Four stages to thrive in the experience economy

Free download

Becoming an experience-based business

Your blueprint for a strong digital foundation

Free download

Recommended

JFrog acquires Upswift for edge-based DevOps expansion
mergers and acquisitions

JFrog acquires Upswift for edge-based DevOps expansion

13 Sep 2021
What is TCP/IP?
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)

What is TCP/IP?

10 Sep 2021
Lenovo and VMware collaborate on resilient edge computing
Network & Internet

Lenovo and VMware collaborate on resilient edge computing

7 Sep 2021
US 5G data shows urban-rural digital divide
Network & Internet

US 5G data shows urban-rural digital divide

7 Sep 2021

Most Popular

Zoom: From pandemic upstart to hybrid work giant
video conferencing

Zoom: From pandemic upstart to hybrid work giant

14 Sep 2021
What are the pros and cons of AI?
machine learning

What are the pros and cons of AI?

8 Sep 2021
Google takes down map showing homes of 111,000 Guntrader customers
data breaches

Google takes down map showing homes of 111,000 Guntrader customers

2 Sep 2021