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AT&T, Microsoft Announce Alliance - Quick Facts

AT&T and Microsoft announced a strategic alliance, under which Microsoft will be the preferred cloud provider for non-network applications of AT&T. As part of the company's broader public cloud first strategy, AT&T plans to migrate non-network infrastructure applications to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. AT&T will improve its cloud-based productivity by providing much of its workforce with Microsoft 365.

AT&T expects to have nationwide 5G by the first half of 2020. Microsoft will assist AT&T in this by providing design, test, and build edge-computing capabilities.

Working together, the companies will introduce integrated industry solutions in the areas of voice, collaboration and conferencing, intelligent edge and networking, IoT, public safety, and cyber security.

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