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8 Things To Know About AT&T's Partnerships With IBM, Microsoft

AT&T inks two new deals with IBM and Microsoft around cloud, 5G and IoT. Here are the facts you need to know about these new partnerships.

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AT&T has had a busy month. The Dallas-based carrier revealed two newly forged alliances with two tech giants that also happen to be two of the largest cloud providers in the world. First, AT&T revealed it expanded its partnership with IBM to support each other in cloud and software-defined networking. The very next day, AT&T unveiled an alliance with Microsoft in which the two companies will work together on 5G while AT&T moves its workloads to Microsoft Azure.

The two partnerships show that AT&T is focused on its core networking portfolio and has plans to offload its non-networking assets to cloud leaders that can handle the workloads. The relationships also suggest that AT&T is willing to work together with others to harness next-gen technologies like 5G and use its network as a jumping-off point for brand-new services to help businesses better engage with their customers.

Here's what you need to know about AT&T's two new partnerships.

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