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AWS re:Invent: has Amazon got its sights on telco business?

In the past couple of years, there has been intense speculation over whether Amazon AWS would extend its reach into the connectivity business. It has trialled wireless technologies, and been linked with Dish’s NB-IoT build-out, suggesting it might launch an MVNO for its devices, or – more disruptively – create its own connectivity business to link its cloud resources to an increasingly distributed edge cloud. It has formed close partnerships with some telcos, notably AT&T, which seem to indicate a willingness to carve up the enterprise market between them, leaving the operators with the services related to connectivity, such as network security and device management. And in the edge-based world of the IoT, it has worked closely with the telco-focused…

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