StarHub and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have teamed up to help enterprises and governments move time-critical workloads nearer to the source or wherever customers require ultra-low latency performance through 5G MEC.
The new StarHub 5G MEC (5G Multi-access Edge Computing) is designed for time-critical workloads, covering artificial intelligence (AI), automation, data analytics, machine learning (ML), and mission-critical communications.
5G MEC unlocks the true ultra-high responsiveness features of 5G. By bringing computing power to the StarHub 5G node closest to customers, data aggregation, processing and analysis can take place within unprecedented single-digit milliseconds – at a fraction of human reaction time.
In addition, data is encrypted on 5G MEC, granting customers the speed, security and reliability of local area networking.
With real-time information available in an instant, both people and machines can make critical, in-the-moment decisions. 5G MEC is an attractive offering for enterprises and government clients in latency-sensitive environments, including high-precision manufacturing, autonomous transportation on large campuses, and intelligent robots and cameras with accurate predictive analytics.
With 5G MEC, organisations will be able to avoid the higher cost as well as additional time and effort involved in transmitting machine and sensor data, video streams, and robotic control inputs through multiple networks. Lag is minimised, as there is no longer a need to move massive amounts of data across long distances to and from centralised data centres.
Charlie Chan, Chief, Enterprise Business Group, StarHub, said, “The ability to interpret and act on data in real-time has become a crucial pillar for enterprises to compete strongly in the digital-first world.
“Through our collaboration with HPE, we are introducing a single entry point for enterprises to transform with 5G, no matter the stage of their digital journeys.”
Between now and March 2022, enterprise customers in Singapore can contact StarHub to trial the 5G MEC offering.