Amazon announced a preview of a new service that allows the deployment of your own 5G private wireless network. The launch is meant to address the challenges companies are facing with leveraging 5G. Here’s a look at what’s being said on the web.
Amazon CEO Adam Selipsky said that with AWS Private 5G, you can set up and scale a private mobile network in days instead of months. “You get all the goodness of mobile technology without the pain of long planning cycles, complex integrations and the high upfront costs,”
“You tell us where you want to build your network and specify the network capacity. We ship you all the required hardware, the software and the SIM cards.” There are no upfront fees or per-device costs with AWS Private 5G, and customers pay only for the network capacity and throughput they request.
Amazon outlines that AWS Private 5G simplifies deployment, allowing customers to deploy their own 5G network, rapidly scale up and down the number of connected devices, and benefit from a familiar on-demand cloud pricing model. The AT&T CEO, John Stankey, acknowledged that his sales team could eventually run into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) sales team in the private 5G arena at some point in the future.
Amazon 5G will allow businesses to build their own private 5G networks to take advantage of up to 100 times higher speeds than 5G can eventually offer them. This means they can work more efficiently and increase overall production, something especially needed in today’s supply chain impacted economy.