Nokia partnered with Alphabet’s Google Cloud unit on Thursday 14th January to build 5G core network infrastructure. While Nokia will bring its 5G expertise, Google Cloud will serve as the platform for launching applications and assist customers in building an ecosystem of services.
This will allow business customers to offer services such as smart retail and automated manufacturing. The companies such as Microsoft and Amazon also trying to corner a share in new businesses the new technology might enable. Their Cloud computing units are also tying up with telecoms vendors ahead of deployment of 5G infrastructure.
Amol Phadke, Managing Director at Google Cloud told Reuters, commented:
We will start to see some of these things to get in the live environment by end of this year.
He added that the timeline for the availability of the services would depend on telecom operators.
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