T-Mobile announced the launch of 5G products to attract business clients from rivals Verizon and AT&T and capture some of their market share, Reuters news report said.
T-Mobile’s 5G advanced network solutions will offer three levels – from a complete private 5G network to sharing space over a public network.
Ericsson, Nokia and Ericsson are some of the technology partners of T-Mobile in its push towards the business clients.
T-Mobile, armed with a bigger share of spectrum that is ideal for 5G than Verizon and AT&T, is trying to make a dent in acquiring business customers despite the dominance of its more established rivals.
SailGP is using T-Mobile’s private 5G in San Francisco where it saw latency drop by 50 percent compared with Wi-Fi while sending real-time analytics from boats traveling at 60 miles per hour.
Having a private 5G network helps businesses avoid jostling for speed with others on a public network and enables data-intensive applications.
Ports, airports, warehouses and logistics hubs are expected to be the first adopters of private 5G, and IDC estimates private wireless infrastructure revenue to reach $8.3 billion by 2026 from $1.7 billion in 2021.
Callie Field, T-Mobile’s president of business group, said T-Mobile was working with Dell Technologies for edge computing infrastructure for private 5G but could work with a vendor that a customer chooses as well.
Edge computing helps in analyzing bulk data where it was gathered – factory floor or an oil rig – before moving it to remote servers, attracting big technology companies to offer their expertise.
T-Mobile, in which Deutsche Telekom owns a 48.4 percent stake, has been gaining subscribers following its merger with Sprint and as it rolls out its 5G service.
Global MEC (Multi-access Edge Computing) spend will grow from $8.8 billion in 2022, to $22.7 billion by 2027. This growth will be driven by increasing requirements for on-premises machine learning and low-latency connectivity; enabled by 5G technology, a new study from Juniper Research.
MEC is a network architecture that moves processing power and digital content to mobile network edges to provide lower latency and faster processing to end users.