At this February’s ITEXPO 2023 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, I had the opportunity to take in a session from T-Mobile’s (News - Alert) Director of Product Management Annette Williams. There, she expertly detailed the impacts of 5G.
“5G enables flexibility,” Williams told the session’s audience, “and T-Mobile’s 5G enables agile business partners to grow together.”
Soon thereafter, T-Mobile demonstrated precisely how it’s walking this talk: T-Mobile is officially working with AWS. Why? To pair T-Mobile’s 5G Advanced Network Solutions (News - Alert) portfolio with AWS cloud-based services and its scalable, pre-integrated applications. Together, the two companies are assuring customers that more easily discovering and deploying 5G edge compute is well within their grasp.
That’s the long story short of it, really. With this news, T-Mobile has established itself as the first U.S. wireless provider to work closely with AWS on delivering customizable 5G edge compute offerings. But make no mistake, this is a win-win for both T-Mobile and AWS. Again, why? Because both require substantial connectivity and compute power to unlock these capabilities. (Not to mention going in jointly on costs.)
Additionally, this announcement carries weight for individuals and enterprises alike that may feel underwhelmed by 5G’s private network adoption rates thus far. Via this joining of forces, current AWS customers on the prowl for AWS services can use the Integrated Private Wireless (IPW) on the AWS portal to explore customized solutions. (i.e. browsing by industry, by use case, etc.) Then, they can choose T-Mobile as their 5G provider and T-Mobile will be able to work with them on setting up 5G public, hybrid, or private networking that’s already integrated with AWS’s edge infrastructure.
“T-Mobile and AWS have come together to do what industry-leading companies do best,” said Callie Field, President, T-Mobile Business Group. “We make things easier for customers with a combination of connectivity and compute that fits into their current infrastructure. Our flexible 5G network deployment options and AWS’s cloud compute capabilities, we can quickly provide customers a right-sized solution to make their applications – new and existing – perform like never before.”
Adolfo Hernandez (News - Alert), Vice President, Telco Industry at AWS, is very much on the same page as Field.
“AWS and T-Mobile share many common desires, one being to work backwards from customer feedback to deliver true innovation,” Hernandez said. “One of the biggest challenges in galvanizing industries and revenue for 5G services has been the real lack of flexible 5G solutions that meet customers’ needs. With T-Mobile's innovative suite of 5G Advanced Network Solutions and our Integrated Private Wireless program, we have the power to meet customers where they are.”
In closing, this relationship is set to reap benefits galore for those seeking advanced network or compute solutions.
More information can be found here. Parties interested can also click here for more about AWS’s IPW.
And for another helping of related news, Southwest recently chose to partner with AWS to enhance customer experiences, as well.Many household names are syncing up with AWS, it seems. More are sure to follow.
Edited by Greg Tavarez