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Nokia and AWS partner to rule the edge cloud, but where do MNOs fit?

A new and highly strategic alliance between Nokia and AWS highlights the new power politics of a world in which telecoms and IT are colliding and new revenues will be heavily driven by the distributed cloud and the edge network. The companies will cooperate in many areas from SD-WAN services to edge cloud reference architectures to IoT applications – in the kind of partnership which puts the MNO’s hopes of a brand new 5G business case at risk. It was inevitable that the webscale giants would want a key place in the telco network as the cloud moved to be fully distributed to every user and even connected object. But extending their control from their data centers right to the…

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