Amazon’s Cloud-Computing Empire Faces Threat From Edge of the Network

Bloomberg reported that, with an abundance of mobile devices and sensors now connected to the internet, more people and companies need their computing power close to them. The article notes that this is "going to hand a huge opportunity to wireless carriers, which are building fast 5G networks to handle the task." The article includes commentary from Crown Castle VP Paul Reddick, who says the company is in talks with both wireless carriers and cloud providers to deploy additional 5G across the country.

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