The news: Cisco is tapping NTT to help expand its private 5G services aimed at automotive, logistics, healthcare, retail, and public sector verticals, per VentureBeat.
Benefits of accelerating 5G edge connectivity: The joint venture between two networking giants has the potential to help Cisco and NTT’s existing customers easily integrate private 5G into their existing LAN/WAN/cloud infrastructures.
By the numbers:
The time is right: “CIOs everywhere … want more secure networks, they want dedicated [network] capacity, they want dedicated spectrum. They want service-level commitments, and they want it all as a service,” said T-Mobile president and CEO Mike Sievert.
Key takeaway: NTT and Cisco’s partnership in private 5G as a service multiplies the potential for adoption since existing customers are likely to trust companies they already work with.
Dig deeper: Read our Q&A with Shahid Ahmed, Group EVP at NTT, on growth opportunities in private 5G in enterprise.
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