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AT&T partners with Google Cloud for 5G edge computing – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO: The AT&T logo is seen on a monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S. June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) – AT&T Inc (T.N) has partnered with Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google Cloud to use 5G edge computing technologies to help clients improve speed and increase security by running applications closer to end users.

The process of allowing data to be analyzed where it was created before moving to the cloud is known as edge computing, which to be effective, needs speedy wireless connection, and tuning it up with 5G solves the problem.

AT&T’s 5G network currently covers 80 million people in the United States.

Companies would be able to use edge computing to process huge amounts of data generated from the internet of things (IoT) gadgets – where devices and appliances are controlled over networks.

Gartner predicts here that 75% of all data generated by enterprises will be processed outside the traditional cloud by 2025….

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