(Reuters) – Nokia teamed up with Alphabet’s Google Cloud entity on Thursday to build core 5G network infrastructure and empower business customers to offer services like smart retail and automated manufacturing.
Cloud computing units of large tech companies like Microsoft and Amazon are also working with telecom providers prior to deploying the 5G infrastructure to gain a share of new businesses that the new technology may enable.
While Nokia will contribute its 5G know-how, Google Cloud will serve as a platform for launching applications and helping customers build an ecosystem of services.
“We’ll see some of these things in the live environment by the end of this year,” Amol Phadke, managing director of Google Cloud, told Reuters.
He added that the schedule for the availability of the services would depend …