Deutsche Telekom is building an "Edge infrastructure through decentralized cloudlets." Niantic Pokémon GO will be one of the first apps, with other AR/VR nets joining in. Controlling autonomous cars probably cannot work, but coordinating them and working with the connected car's onboard computers could yield remarkable results.
Cloud servers with ample processing power will be located in one of Deutsche Telecom's 17 facilities that connect all of Germany or one hop closer to the consumer. What I'm calling an "Edge/core network" does not deliver the 1 ms to 10 ms Nokia CTO Marcus Weldon once thought would be required for augmented reality. The DT network is designed for 20-25 milliseconds away, in parts of DT's backhaul system closer to the cloud than the consumer.
Imagine that a different player controls each of the figures in the illustration, moving them around and interacting with each other. "Niantic’s Real World platform for Augmented Reality" supports "real-time mass multiplayer experiences, persistence and visual occlusion, through contextual computer vision." Watch the two-minute video below to understand what that means, hard to describe in words.