Google Cloud has landed a contract with US telco AT&T to enable a range of 5G mobile edge computing (MEC) solutions for enterprise customers in the US.
The edge computing solutions will be powered by AT&T’s network and will leverage Google Cloud’s core capabilities to provide solutions for Kubernetes, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), data and analytics.
“We are delighted to work with AT&T, a 5G leader, to help enterprises and the industry harness the potential of 5G,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud.
“Our co-innovation with AT&T aims to bring a multitude of 5G and Edge Computing solutions to address a diversity of use cases, driving real business value in industries like retail, manufacturing, gaming and more. We are deeply committed to helping drive positive business outcomes for enterprises by working with AT&T on 5G.”
According to a company release, AT&T and Google Cloud intend to deliver a portfolio of 5G edge computing solutions that will bring together AT&T’s network, Google Cloud’s leading technologies, and edge computing to help enterprise customers address real business challenges and leverage the power of 5G MEC.
“We’re working with Google Cloud to deliver the next generation of cloud services,” said Mo Katibeh, EVP and CMO, AT&T Business.
“Combining AT&T’s network edge, including 5G, with Google Cloud’s edge compute technologies can unlock the cloud’s true potential. This work is bringing us closer to a reality where cloud and edge technologies give businesses the tools to create a whole new world of experiences for their customers.”
AT&T launched commercial 5G mobile network services in mid-2019 and is in the process of scaling up its next generation mobile networks across the country.