Friday, January 29, 2021

Will carriers use 5G to provide edge services?

US mobile carriers see an opportunity to broaden their role in the enterprise marketplace as the rush to deploy 5G continues, but it’s unclear whether their strategy will be sufficient to achieve that goal, according to industry analysts.

Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are cornerstones of America’s Internet infrastructure, but their role has been largely restricted to data transport for most of their history. The provide data pipelines, but efforts to monetize their networks beyond the simple provision of transport for other companies’ data have met with mixed success, at best.

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Thanks to Jon Gold (see source)

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