AT&T and Google Cloud to roll out 5G and Edge solutions for Enterprises

5G Edge Solutions

Google Cloud and AT&T announced a new line of solutions across 5G and edge computing portfolios.

Solutions include AT&T's on-premises Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) solution, AT&T Network Edge capabilities through LTE, 5G, and wireline.

The latest collaboration is built upon an existing partnership between Google Cloud and AT&T. Both companies are already working for over a year to help enterprises leverage Google Cloud's edge capabilities and AT&T's 5G network.

Executive Opinion

Vice President, Global Telecom, Media and Entertainment Solutions, Google Cloud, George Nazi, said, "By combining the power of AT&T 5G and Google Cloud technologies, we are helping enterprises create new customer experiences and business services that were previously impossible. Together with AT&T, we are committed to enabling our customers to build and deliver next-generation applications, whether on-premise or on AT&T's leading mobile network.

Chief Product and Platform Officer, AT&T Business, Rasesh Patel, said, "With premises-based 5G and network edge computing, we give our customers even greater control of where their data goes and how they use it – at higher speeds and with lower latency. These capabilities allow businesses to deliver unique experiences to their customers, today and into the future. We're bringing forth a new era where the latest technological advancements, including 5G and edge computing, make it possible to transform, innovate and prepare for whatever the future holds."

Google Cloud's Edge capabilities and AT&T's 5G Network

The new solutions intend to bring transformative capabilities to solve challenges in the field of retail, healthcare, manufacturing, entertainment, and others. To improve the customer experiences tech stack like Google Maps, Android, Pixel, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), will be leveraged.

Network APIs are also being evaluated to optimize applications, using near-real-time network information at the Google Cloud edge.

Additionally, AT&T Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) combines AT&T's 5G network with Google Cloud capabilities, including Kubernetes, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), data analytics, and an edge ISV ecosystem. AT&T Network Edge (ANE) solution allows application deployments at the edge with Google Cloud edge points of presence's connectivity with AT&T's 5G network.

AT&T and Google Cloud are working towards bringing these solutions to 15+ zones across major cities. The solutions will roll out starting with Chicago in 2021 followed by Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, and San Francisco, notes the announcement.

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