In the Gigabit Network world of 5G, all smart city sensor-to-infrastructure and vehicle sensors-to- infrastructure (V2I) communication will terminate at the Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) nodes at 5G’s Gigabit speeds. It is indeed this processing at the edge and the use of millimeter wave that produces tremendous speeds and incredibly low latency. To that end, literally any and all back-end Gigabit applications will need to ingest critical city operations and vehicle data from the MEC. Verizon is first to market in fixed and mobile 5G and will be instrumental in any data transfer to other back end system such as the DC envisioned Gigabit Application. Verizon’s Smart Community Vertical solutions will further have many of their intelligent algorithms running at the MEC.
In view of the fact that Verizon currently has test-beds of 5G running in NYC and DC, they could act as potential source of 5G data sources for ingestion by the contestants of the GigabitDCx application development contest.
To facilitate interaction with Verizon in this regard, contestants and participants can reach out to Kevin Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org
We were able to work with HeroX to draft challenge guidelines, promote the challenge to a targeted audience of interested parties, and ultimately draw a crowd of innovators from across the globe to submit proposals to address our challenge. We were quite satisfied with the number and diversity of both individuals and proposals that the challenge drew.