Recent Developments in the 5G and Edge Computing Market, Research from IBM, and Key MWC 2021 Announcements from Ericsson, Google Cloud, Qualcomm, Capgemini, Netcracker, NEC, and AWS by Futurum Research published on 2021-07-16T18:45:55Z For this episode of the Futurum Tech Webcast, I am joined by my colleague, fellow analyst ,and founding partner, Shelly Kramer, for a conversation about recent developments in the 5G market including key Mobile World Congress 2021 developments. In this episode, we covered: The expansion of the alliance between Ericsson and Google Cloud and why it improves Ericsson’s 5G proposition and overall partnership momentum in the 5G space. Predictions from the IBM Institute for Business Value on how 5G and edge computing will help redefine the coming years, and some key data points from their recent study, “The end of communications services as we know them?” focused on 5G and edge and what’s ahead for CSPs. How strategic partnerships are playing a key role for telcos and their ability to both embrace rapid transformation and monetize their investments in 5G. Qualcomm and Capgemini prudently used the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2021 event to promote their partnership aimed at supporting and powering 5G private network builds. The alliance is emphasizing Capgemini’s systems integrator (SI) portfolio and expertise playing a key role in using Qualcomm’s 5G Private network system to enable customer business transformation as well as leveraging 5G ecosystem resources to benefit the duo’s private network mission. Netcracker, NEC, and AWS are demonstrating why the 5G Core (5GC) is ready for a larger role in supporting and scaling monetized 5G services. Already NEC is deploying its 5G (and 4G) Mobile Core Solution on AWS across multiple operator production networks in Japan. This is key, as NEC is now prepared to assist operators in their quest to monetize 5G services, primarily through innovative B2X offerings.