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BT increases its edge locations target, Vodafone UK sceptical

Last week’s Zero Touch Automation Congress in Madrid had a heavy focus on edge computing, and the UK’s BT was one of the operators providing details of its plans. The company said it aims extend its cloud platform to about 100 metro locations to support new 5G and converged network applications. The company has previously said it would not require more than 10 edge data centers to support services such as high quality video for the whole UK. But that was related to classic telco services such as content delivery, which do not require a highly distributed edge to improve quality of experience. By contrast, many of the edge-enabled services with high growth potential, in industrial environments, will need far…

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