Investing in Edge Computing: It's Still Early, Investors Say

AUSTIN, Texas - Edge computing is a hot trend. Are there opportunities for individual investors to capitalize on the future growth of distributed computing?

Not yet, according to several panels at the Edge Congress that explored the investment climate for edge computing, who say it may be several years before there is a "pure play" opportunity to invest in companies targeting this niche.

"We're in the early innings," said Phil Kelley, the Senior VP of Corporate Development and Strategy at Crown Castle. "We may still be singing the national anthem."

There is a group of startups developing hardware and software to support the deployment of IT infrastructure at the edge of the Internet and mobile networks, which is seen as a key step in supporting the growth of emerging technologies like the Internet of Things, AI, augmented reality and autonomous vehicles...

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