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Verizon Business and Atos  announced  an  industry-leading  partnership  to  power  intelligent  IoT  solutions  with private  5G  multi-access  edge  computing  for  businesses,  government  and  communities worldwide. The 5G edge solution will transform the way companies can leverage predictive analytics,  allowing  them  to  improve  operational  efficiency,  mitigate  risk  and  increase revenue.  

Combining the expertise of Verizon and Atos, organizations will be able to create immersive digital experiences  that  fully  exercise  5G  environments  on  the  edge  of  their  networks, representing the next breakthrough in business value. The Verizon-Atos solution provides an end-to-end architecture that includes hardware, 5G, application and automation, field services and service desk support. The joint solution cost effectively overcomes scalability and latency challenges. 

Verizon will implement Atos Computer Vision platform in their private 5G multi-access edge computing as part of the joint solution for enterprises, providing ready-to-deploy business use cases in various industries. The Atos platform plays a role in bringing key capabilities in AI-powered video analytics to mission critical environments. Verizon’s use of Atos’ BullSequana Edge servers will strengthen its 5G edge offers and will unlock new use cases, advancements of network security, connectivity and data management.

The joint solution will focus on large scale, cloud and AI-powered data analytics to help businesses operate more efficiently. In one of the use cases, the platform will analyze 180 billion data points every hour. Using this system, the engineers and operators will be able to  pinpoint  exactly  when  and  where  operation  downtime is predicted,  up  to  30  days  in advance. Further, key metrics and trends will lead to operational efficiency and remove points of failure over time. These insights can come from a localized part of the system and can be applied across a global landscape.

“This new, joint solution will provide enterprise customers with an unprecedented level of insight into their operations, and we’re excited about the prospect of building on our existing partnership with Atos. We know the future will be built on our leading 5G network, and today’s announcement is another example of how our products and  solutions  are  having  a  genuine  impact  on  business  efficiency  and  revenue today,” said Tami Erwin, CEO, Verizon Business.

“We  are  proud  to  combine  our  uniquely  positioned  digital  transformations  in telecommunications  and  edge  computing  with  Verizon  Business’  reliable,  high performance 5G networks to revolutionize the way people live, work and play. This industry-leading partnership exemplifies how we will innovate the 5G marketplace to the benefit of new and exciting user experiences for both business and consumers alike,” said Jean-Philippe Poirault, Head of Telecom, Media and Technology, Atos.

The scalable solution is available to customers across a variety of industries - including transport, industrials, logistics and manufacturing - and highlights the impact that secure, multi-access edge computing can have on an organizations’ bottom-line. 

 Through  this  partnership,  Atos  and  Verizon  have  positioned  themselves  as  trusted  5G partners for enterprise clients across all sectors. The solution leverages both organizations' capabilities, including expertise in cybersecurity, edge compute and AI/ML, and unlocks the full potential of 5G for businesses.

Atos has been recognized as the overall global Leader in artificial intelligence on the edge in ISG’s Provider Lens™ ‘Internet of Things – Solutions & Services’ Quadrant Report 2021, ranking  highest  from  all  global  companies  evaluated  both  in  terms  of  portfolio attractiveness and competitive strength. Similarly, Gartner named Atos an edge AI tech innovator for 2020. 

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