Video analytics at the edge, an ideal technology for 5G cloud monetization

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Written by Victor Bahl, Microsoft Technical Fellow and Chief Technology Officer, Azure for Operators


Creating a programmable software infrastructure for telecommunication operations promises to reduce both the capital expenditure (CAPEX) and the operational expenses (OPEX) of the 5G telecommunications operators. What is exciting to many of us who work in this space is that the convergence of telecommunications, the cloud, and edge infrastructures will open up opportunities for new innovations and revenue for both the telecommunications industry and the cloud ecosystem.


In this blog, we focus on video, the dominant traffic type on the internet since the introduction of 4G networks. With 5G, not only will the volume of video traffic increase, but there will also be many new solutions for industries, from retail to manufacturing to healthcare and forest monitoring, infusing deep learning and AI for video analytics scenarios. The symbiotic evolution of video analytics and edge computing provides opportunities for operators to offer new services which they can monetize with their customers.


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