Microsoft and AT&T are Unifying 5G and Cloud Services to Explore Edge Enhancement

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The services will be released in a limited capacity

The strategic partnership between Microsoft and AT&T are bearing fruits as they are speeding up the innovation. They are concentrating on a service in which they can combine 5G, cloud and edge computing to help businesses across the globe. The companies are releasing limited preview for Network Edge Compute (NEC), it interconnects Microsoft Azure with AT&T network edge closer to the client’s location.

This will allow the AT&T network cloud to deliver services of Microsoft’s Azure. The services of NEC will be available to a few selected customers in Dallas, Texas. The companies are setting a timeline till next year to avail of the same services in Los Angeles and Atlanta. AT&T has proven its metal time and again you name it from creating first 5G millimeter wave browsing session on a commercial device to path-breaking commercial installation in healthcare, manufacturing, and entertainment.

This will create low latency between devices and cloud

Recently the company activated a 400-gigabit connection that linked Dallas and Atlanta to assist video streaming, gaming, and other internet needs. AT&T has spread its 5G network in 21 cities through the millimeter-wave spectrum and in a process to introduce the same kind of services across the nation next year.

Mo Katobeh, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T business said, “The first smartphones on 3G networks introduced the idea of mobile apps over a decade ago. A few years later, 4G LTE made it feasible to connect those devices faster to cloud applications to stream videos, hail rides, and broadcast content to the world.”

Katobeh also said, “With our 5G and edge computing, AT&T is collaborating uniquely with Microsoft to marry their cloud capabilities with our network to crate low latency between the device and the cloud that will unlock new future scenarios for consumers and business.



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