As announced, the two companies are taking the next step in their one year collaboration on the development of edge solutions through the delivery of transformative capabilities that could help businesses drive real value with the ability to use Google Maps, Android, Pixel, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), and other solutions across Google.
“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,” said George Nazi, Vice President, Global Telecom, Media and Entertainment Solutions at Google Cloud.
The collaboration is design to combine AT&T’s existing 5G and fully managed Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) offering with core Google Cloud capabilities, including Kubernetes, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), data analytics, and a robust edge ISV ecosystem. In addition, the solution is expected to help enterprises build and run modern applications close to their end users, with the flexibility to manage data on-premise, in a customer’s data center, or in any cloud.
“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,” said Rasesh Patel, Chief Product and Platform Officer at AT&T Business.
The companies claim to be focusing on a multi-year strategy to bring the solution to 15+ zones across major cities, starting with Chicago this year, with expectation to roll out the solution next in Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, and San Francisco.