Alef Mobitech announced on Thursday that it has joined the Linux Foundation Edge project. LF Edge is establishing an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system that will help Alef—and the edge industry—propel an open source edge framework.
Headquartered in New York City, with offices in India and Brazil, Alef’s architecture allows for 5G-style applications to work over 4G. New and existing networks benefit from its edge architecture.
In addition to its Edge overlay and enablers, Alef develops in-house edge solutions and works with an array of partners to build edge applications that leverage and realize virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, Industry 4.0, smart cities, IoT and gaming.
The deployment of the open Edge Internet—enabled by the LF Edge community—creates an opportunity for Alef and the entire edge ecosystem to innovate faster and power applications even closer to the edge.
The Edge Internet will create opportunities for a variety of different market segments including augmented and virtual reality, smart venues, internet of things and industrial internet of things, gaming, retail, advertising and automotive to be transformed by the Alef open-source solution stack.
LF Edge brings together top edge projects across IoT, cloud, and the enterprise to increase unification across platforms, communities and ecosystems. These projects address the challenge of industry fragmentation and catalyze participation across end users, vendors and developers to transform all aspects of the edge and accelerate open source implementations.
“We are excited to collaborate within LF Edge to help redefine the internet,” said Ganesh Sundaram, CEO of Alef. “With more than 11 million active Alef mobile edge subscribers and nearly 3 billion edge sessions already, the potential of the edge industry has become widely understood and required for our networks. The Edge Internet is live today, and we look forward to continuing and sharing our work, bringing 5G apps and services to 4G networks.”
“We extend a very warm welcome to Alef, and to the synergies and expertise they will bring to the LF Edge community,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge & IoT, the Linux Foundation. “Industry leaders working together through LF Edge will further advance the deployment of edge computing across industries, enabled by the power of open source.”
Alef has already created an open source edge solution, which is showcased in the company’s New York City office. The edge applications that are showcased in the Alef office and being built by the LF Edge through an open source framework, will lead to new revenue streams for the industry.