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Google Cloud, AT&T expand collaboration on 5G services

July 6, 2021
Google Cloud and AT&T said they are releasing more services to help customers develop 5G-based applications that could run at the network edge or on-premises, according to ZDNet. The first service allows organizations to use Google Cloud capabilities including Kubernetes and AI to develop and run applications, and to deploy them on-premises through the 5G and Multi-access Edge Compute services offered by AT&T. With the second service, users may deploy applications at Google edge points of presence, which would be connected to the Internet through AT&T's 5G and fiber networks. The new services effectively result in "the 5G network with a fully-managed, multi-access edge compute offering that has all of the Google cloud capabilities," and provides organizations with more flexibility to store their data either in the cloud, in a customer data center or on-premises, which also enhances their control over data security, bandwidth and latency, according to Rasesh Patel, AT&T's chief product and platform officer for business. The integration of 5G and edge computing is expected to benefit industries such as manufacturing, health care, entertainment and retail.
Jill Aitoro

SC Media Editor in Chief Jill Aitoro has 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy. She also serves as editorial director at SC Media’s parent company, CyberRisk Alliance. Prior to joining CRA, she worked at Sightline Media as editor of Defense News and executive editor of the Business-to-Government Group. She previously worked at Washington Business Journal and Nextgov, covering federal technology, contracting and policy, as well as CMP Media’s VARBusiness and CRN and Penton Media’s iSeries News.

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