Microsoft and AT&T preview Network Edge Compute technology

Microsoft and AT&T preview Network Edge Compute technology
Companies are expanding 5G partnership by combining Azure with AT&T’s Network Cloud

Elly Yates-Roberts |

Microsoft and AT&T are previewing their joint Network Edge Compute technology in Dallas, Texas. The offering combines Microsoft Azure with AT&T’s Network Cloud and expands upon the firms’ 5G and cloud partnership, which they announced in July

Using the Microsoft Azure cloud, AT&T will speed up the processing power of internet of things (IoT) devices. According to a Microsoft news story, in future the Network Edge Compute technology will enable innovative devices such as augmented reality glasses, drones and autonomous cars to carry out nearly instant data processing all through the 5G network. 

“We are helping AT&T light up a wide range of unique solutions powered by Microsoft’s cloud, both for its business and our mutual customers in a secure and trusted way,” said Corey Sanders, corporate vice president of Microsoft Solutions. “The collaboration reaches across AT&T, bringing the hyperscale of Microsoft Azure together with AT&T’s network to innovate with 5G and edge computing across every industry.”

The companies plan to roll out the technology to Los Angeles, California and Atlanta, Georgia in 2020. 

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