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Google Cloud’s edge alliance with AT&T signals major telco push

As the idea that telcos could go it alone in the cloud died, so they have become attractive partners for webscalers, and that symbiosis will be stronger in the edge cloud where MNO’s 5G and location assets will carry more weight. Last year, Amazon AWS had seemed the most advanced in cultivating operator partnerships, especially when it signed up Verizon, Vodafone and SK Telecom for its Wavelengths edge program. But Microsoft Azure has been pushing strongly into the telco space too, and late last year, scored a flagship win with AT&T. Google Cloud was the outsider, a smaller cloud business and with only Telecom Italia publicly announced as a tier one telco customer. However, that is changing. Google is reported…

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