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Fog Computing News, Trends, Insights & Applications

Fog computing offers the benefit of cloud computing with increased efficiency. Because fog computing keeps data closer to the source, this type of technology is ideal for optimizing real-time data processing. Developers continue to explore many useful applications of this technology within the IoT infrastructure, including use in the development of smart cities.

OpenFog Consortium

IEEE ComSoc has announced its strategic affiliation with the OpenFog Consortium, a public-private ecosystem formed to accelerate the adoption of fog computing in order to solve the bandwidth, latency and communications challenges associated with the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, the Tactile Internet and other advanced concepts in the digitized world. IEEE ComSoc and OpenFog will co-create and co-promote fog networking concepts and architectures and collaborate on marketing, education and standards initiatives. Visit the OpenFog Consortium to learn more about its work in fog computing. 

Latest News

The Role of Fog Computing in 5G
Fog computing is expected to play a major role in meeting the needs of future 5G networks. The technology has been boasted as an effective way to provide the low latency promised by the 5G New Radio standard. With plans to roll out nationwide 5G by 2020, the convergence of 5G and fog computing is anticipated to be an inevitable consequence of bringing processing tasks closer to the edge of an enterprise’s network. [RCR Wireless]

Forget the cloud. Computing is heading into the fog.
Fog computing leverages and unifies a surprising number of cutting-edge technologies into a comprehensive whole. [Recode]

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