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Telefónica supports Deutsche Telekom’s bid to reinvent telco edge compute

It is not just AT&T which can gather operators around its technologies and create de facto standards. Deutsche Telekom is making progress with turning its internal edge compute spin-off, MobiledgeX, into a cross-industry alliance. It has been in talks with SK Telecom of South Korea, and has now announced a partnership with Telefónica. Deutsche Telekom set up MobiledgeX as a wholly owned standalone business, based in Silicon Valley, early this year and appointed former Ericsson cloud infrastructure executive Jason Hoffman as its CEO. The German operator said then that it would like to open up MobiledgeX and make it a cross-industry initiative (perhaps with an eye on AT&T’s recent move to open source its edge software stack, Akraino). This would…

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