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Intel and Qualcomm prepare to go head-to-head at the edge

As telcos and cloud providers, among others, chase the edge computing opportunity, it is no wonder that the big chip suppliers are sniffing a welcome source of new revenues. Both Intel and Qualcomm placed edge computing at the heart of their presentations at CES, setting the scene for yet another head-to-head between the two US rivals. Intel said its 2020 strategy would be built around three prongs – the intelligent edge, 5G and artificial intelligence (AI), all of which intersect heavily in many applications. For instance, it will use AI to move data around networks to the most appropriate edge location to be processed or stored, using high speed 5Ga connectivity. “These technologies are not standalone technologies, they’re actually reinforcing,”…

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