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Amazon may favor wireless OEMs rather than operators for IoT alliances

The AWS re:Invent show saw a flood of updates for the cloud giant’s IoT offerings, further strengthening the ecosystem it is building around platforms like Greengrass. As in other areas of cloud computing, the IoT may provide natural opportunities for telcos and Amazon to cooperate, but there is also the risk that AWS will get its telecoms expertise from vendors like Nokia, rather than operators. In many ways, the large OEMs, Nokia in particular, are looking better equipped to support connected enterprise services – including IoT and edge compute – than the telcos. Platforms like Nokia WING and its virtualized packet core-as-a-service can coordinate connectivity from multiple providers, including unlicensed spectrum technologies, and offer the enterprise a self-contained, secure core,…

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