Amazon.com Inc (AMZN - Free Report) recently announced that it is collaborating with Verizon Communications Inc (VZ - Free Report) in order to extend its cloud to 5G networks. The deal will help developers run latency-sensitive programs on mobile and connected devices. For users, it will result in “fewer disruptions and shorter lag times when streaming videos, among other applications.”
“The program, called AWS Wavelength, is one of several new ways that Amazon Web Services is pushing its cloud into new territory. At the company’s annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, the world’s top cloud provider also announced new infrastructure called Local Zones, debuting in Los Angeles, that will help nearby users run speed-intensive applications like gaming,” per Reuters.
Apart from faster usage of mobile networks, 5G is going to strengthen the mechanism of the growing Internet of Things (IoT) so that a human-to-object interaction can be set up smoothly. Be it manufacturing or the automotive industry or medicine and healthcare, the impact of 5G could be felt across many spheres. The technology is expected to be used in a more broad-based manner by device makers, carriers and cable companies in 202 (read: Tap 5G Boom With These ETFs).
Against this backdrop, investors can bet on the below-mentioned ETFs.
First Trust Cloud Computing ETF (SKYY - Free Report)
The underlying ISE Cloud Computing Index is a modified market capitalization weighted index designed to track the performance of companies actively involved in the cloud computing industry. The fund charges 60 bps in fees.
Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF (FIVG - Free Report)
The underlying index of the fund – the BlueStar 5G Communications Index – is a rules-based index that tracks the performance of a group of US-listed stocks, of global companies that are involved in the development of, or are otherwise instrumental in the rollout of 5G networks. It charges 30 bps in fees.
iShares U.S. Telecommunications ETF (IYZ - Free Report)
The underlying Dow Jones U.S. Select Telecommunications Index includes companies in fixed-line telecommunications and mobile telecommunications sectors. Verizon takes about 23$ of the fund, occupying the top spot. The 41-stock fund charges 42 bps in fees.
Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary Index ETF (FDIS - Free Report)
The fund gives exposure to consumer discretionary stocks with Amazon taking the top spot (about 23%) (read: Gearing Up for Holiday Season: Amazon Versus Walmart ETFs).
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