A service that allows developers to create applications with ultra-low latencies for mobile devices and end users.
Wavelength Zones can be used to extend an Amazon VPC in order to run ultra-low latency applications that use the same AWS services, APIs, tools, and functionalities.
Wavelength Zones support a wide range of compute instances for general purpose, gaming, and machine learning inference.
Supports persistent block storage to provide a snapshot, encryption, and restore capabilities without any performance impact.
Connectivity to 5G networks using VPC and Carrier Gateway.
Various AWS management and monitoring tools to run and manage workloads in Wavelength Zones.
Create and distribute augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) apps, as well as HD live video streaming.
Use AI and ML-powered video and image analytics at the edge to accelerate 5G applications in medical diagnostics, retail, and smart manufacturing settings.
With near-real-time communication between automobiles and the cloud, you’ll be able to create advanced driver assistance, autonomous driving, and in-vehicle entertainment experiences.
Wavelength is the AWS infrastructure used to run workloads that require ultra-low latencies over mobile networks.
Wavelength Zone (WZ)
A logical extension of the Region. It is where the Wavelength infrastructure is deployed and is managed by the Region’s control plane.
Use WZs for application components that require ultra-low latency, enhanced bandwidth, or improved service quality across 5G mobile networks.
To give the most scalable, robust, and cost-effective alternatives for components, AWS recommends that you design the edge applications in a hub and spoke model with the Region.
For latency-sensitive applications, you need to have multiple WZs.
To discover the closest WZ endpoint, you must register the EC2 instance with a discovery service such as AWS Cloud Map.
For data and app replication, AWS recommends you use an AZ in a different Region as a failover zone.
Apps running on 4G/LTE mobile phones and devices connected to 4G/LTE networks can also connect to Wavelength Zones’ application servers.
An application that you run on an AWS resource in a WZ is called Wavelength Application.
Provides connectivity between WZ and telecommunication carrier.
Enables inbound traffic from a carrier network in a specific location, as well as outbound traffic to the carrier network and the internet.
Supports IPv4 traffic.
Only available for VPCs with WZ subnets.
To assign a network interface, use a carrier IP address from the network border group.
You can create AWS compute, storage services, and carrier gateways in WZs.
You’ll also need VPC, Subnet, and Network Border Group to be able to leverage the 5G edge computing infrastructure of AWS Wavelength.
To manage your resources and WZs, you can use the following interfaces:
AWS Management Console
Prices for AWS resources in WZs will differ from those in the parent region.
In WZs, EC2 instances are only available on demand.
Wavelength Zones can be used with your Instance Savings Plan.