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Edge of a breakthrough: operators partner with public cloud providers

While the main drivers and use cases of edge computing are well established, the optimal business model for mobile operators remains uncertain. Operators could offer a full-service edge proposition or partner with third parties, such as public cloud providers. Partnerships would benefit operators as they will accelerate the development of latency-sensitive 5G use cases; however, they also risk further entrenching the position of public cloud companies.

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