Microsoft Looks To Use 5G Wireless To Make Cloud Faster

  • Microsoft Corp MSFT looks to use the 5G equipment of partners like AT&T Inc T to provide some processing power located even closer to some customers than regional datacenters, Bloomberg reports.
  • AT&T aims to bring private 5G wireless networks to businesses, universities, and the public sector, using Microsoft technology.
  • Microsoft partner Lockheed Martin Corp LMT collaborated with Microsoft on highly secure 5G products for the military.
  • Microsoft, which will use satellite networks for some services, is also partnering with companies like Swisscom AG, Telefonica SA, Intelsat SA and Northrop Grumman Corp.
  • Microsoft has already built a massive network of over 60 data center regions around the globe. 
  • Microsoft wants to use its next-generation 5G network equipment as part of its Azure cloud, speeding delivery of services to nearby customers.
  • Microsoft updated its Azure for Operators products and strategy Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
  • Price Action: MSFT shares traded lower by 0.71% at $295.20 in the market on the last check Monday.
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