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To succeed in edge where they failed in cloud, telcos need to think globally

Telcos largely failed in the cloud market. As recently as two years ago, operators and webscale providers were at loggerheads, both fighting for the same revenues in cloud-based services – the former group emphasizing their connectivity and their network-based capabilities such as location awareness; the latter fighting with their sheer global scale from infrastructure to developer communities. Now, the majority of telcos have backed away from the cloud market and are seeking deep partnerships with the webscalers, as seen in a series of announcements between various operators and AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. Those operator assets, such as high quality connectivity and network-based services, are still in play, but designed to be complementary to the cloud giant’s own strengths.…

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