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Amazon’s AWS cozies up to carriers, launches 2 services to build and operate networks in the cloud


Amazon has been working on ramping up how it works with telecoms carriers as customers and partners — an ambition pushed in no small part by slowing growth for cloud services overall at AWS and its big rivals Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. Now, one week ahead of MWC in Barcelona — one of the biggest trade gatherings in the telecoms industry — AWS is announcing two big products in aid of that: a “Telco Network Builder” for carriers to use its cloud to build and scale 5G and other telecoms networks; and a service to use AWS to build and manage private wireless networks for enterprises.
The two new services — which Amazon describes as “offerings” — are meant to complement (and give a head start on) news that AWS plans to put out next week at MWC, detailing how it’s working with carriers — and working on building more trust with them — with tools to give third-party access to networks to build services and mor …

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