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AT&T makes “public cloud-first” pledge for IT, networks sure to follow

The move to the cloud is still years away for some MNOs, but those in markets which are already embroiled in 5G price wars, from the UK to South Korea, are likely to feel the pressure to make the move to a cloud-native core in the next two or three years. The UK’s Three and BT/EE have already outlined their plans in some detail, as have AT&T and Verizon in the USA, Rakuten in Japan and others. One of their key decisions will be whether to build their own cloud infrastructure to host the core and RAN, or rely on a public or hybrid cloud from a partner. AT&T has set an important precedent by talking up a “public cloud-first”…

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