T-Mobile and Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud computing division, have joined forces to bring 5G connectivity. Particularly, the two companies will pair the AWS compute solutions to T-Mobile’s 5G Advanced Network Solutions portfolio.
Moreover, they will also collaborate on customizable, use-case specific offerings as part of the new Integrated Private Wireless on AWS program. These offerings help businesses get the performance and applications they need for their unique use cases. For example, monitoring worker safety on remote industrial campuses, performing predictive maintenance on manufacturing equipment, or ensuring faster aircraft turnaround times at the airport.
“T-Mobile and AWS are coming together to do what industry-leading companies do best – make things easier for customers,” said Callie Field, President, T-Mobile Business Group. “Businesses need a combination of connectivity and compute that fits into their current infrastructure. With 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, Vice President, Telco Industry at AWS, said, “AWS and T-Mobile share a common desire to work backwards from customer feedback to deliver innovation.” Hernandez noted one of the biggest challenges in galvanizing industries and revenue for 5G services has been the lack of flexible 5G solutions that meet the compute and connectivity needs for customers. For that reason, Hernandez said they worked with T-Mobile’s innovative suite of 5G Advanced Network Solutions and AWS’ Integrated Private Wireless Program to meet customers where they are.
After years of industry excitement, 5G private network adoption has underwhelmed, but the potential is undeniably huge. Hence, the challenge has been the complexity and cost businesses face in unlocking that potential. Accordingly, requiring them to work across multiple vendors for compute, connectivity, applications, integration and more at a time of increased budget pressures.
With some connectivity vendors insisting on a costly one-size-fits all approach to private networking, instead of a flexible set of private, hybrid and public networking options. For that reason, adoption has been slow to take off.
By working together, T-Mobile and AWS can help customers more easily discover, customize, and deploy 5G edge compute. Current AWS customers or businesses wanting AWS services can use the Integrated Private Wireless on AWS portal to explore customized solutions, browsing by industry or use case. Then they simply choose T-Mobile as their 5G provider.
In addition, for U.S. businesses new to any advanced network or compute solution, T-Mobile will be able to work with them to set up a 5G public, hybrid or private network. Particularly, integrating with AWS’s customizable edge infrastructure and services.