AT&T, Google Team for Network Edge 5G
March 10, 2020
Google Cloud and AT&T are collaborating to help enterprises take
advantage of Google Cloud's technologies and capabilities using AT&T
network connectivity at the edge, including 5G. Additionally, AT&T and
Google Cloud intend to deliver a portfolio of 5G edge computing
solutions that bring together AT&T's network, Google Cloud's leading
technologies, and edge computing to help enterprises address real
These edge computing solutions will be powered by AT&T's network and
will utilize Google Cloud's core capabilities in Kubernetes, artificial
intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), data and analytics, and
other leading technologies delivered across a global footprint. By
bringing Google Cloud compute and capabilities to the edge, businesses
can move infrastructure from centralized locations to these edges and
run applications closer to end users, thereby minimizing latency,
optimizing operations, providing stronger security and delivering
compelling, innovative end user experiences.
"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."
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
These edge computing solutions can span multiple industries, including
manufacturing, retail, transportation, local enterprise 5G, and gaming.
By defining and developing these solutions with enterprise customers,
Google Cloud and AT&T are going beyond the theoretical by addressing
real-world business challenges and opportunities.
In addition to developing new solutions, Google Cloud and AT&T will
collaborate to enable independent software vendors, solutions providers,
developers, and other technology companies to build new solutions using
Google Cloud, the AT&T Network Edge, and their own capabilities.