Amazon Web Services Announces its Venture into Private 5G

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By Leo Gergs | 4Q 2021 | IN-6373


AWS Announces Their Private 5G Offering


While other analyst firms have been busy naming Microsoft as the “top innovator” for private 5G, it turns out that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is running the show, at least for now. With the announcement from December 2021 of its Private 5G solution during the re:Invent conference, the hyperscaler is the first of its competitors to venture into the private networks market with a commercialized offering.

The end-to-end solution relies on extensive partnership network. As AWS announced extensive partnerships with the likes of Mavenir and Athonet, it would not be surprising to see both providing components into this newly announced solution. As the solution primarily targets the US market and Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) deployments, the federated wireless reportedly provides spectrum access systems (SAS). The AWS business model for private 5G is purely consumption-based, as pricing is determined only by the coverage area and the bandwidth used. While the solution immediately targets the United States, expansion into other national markets with shared or loc…

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