Amazon Web Services is making money moves, and its latest announcement proves it has no plans on slowing down. At Amazon’s AWS re:Invent conference, the company showcased a preview of “AWS Private 5G.” This new service will make it easy to manage and deploy your own private network, addressing some companies’ issues trying to leverage 5G. Adam Selipsky, CEO of AWS, said you could get up a private mobile network in just days instead of months with AWS Private 5G.
“You get all the goodness of mobile technology without the pain of long planning cycles, complex integrations, and the high upfront costs,” Selipsky stated during the company’s keynote. “You tell us where you want to build your network and specify the network capacity. We ship you all the required hardware, the software, and the SIM cards.”
There are no upfront fees or per-device costs with AWS Private 5G, and customers only pay for what they want to use. Selipsky detailed how AWS Private 5G automates the setup and deployment of the network and then scales capacity on-demand to support more devices and increased network traffic.
“Customers want to build their own private 5G networks to address these limitations, but private mobile network deployments require customers to invest considerable time, money, and effort to design their network for anticipated peak capacity and procure and integrate software and hardware components from multiple vendors. Even if customers are able to get the network running, current private mobile network pricing models charge for each connected device and make it cost prohibitive for use cases that involve thousands of connected devices,” the company said in a blog post about AWS Private 5G.
AWS Private 5G makes it easy for customers to quickly deploy their own 4G/LTE or 5G network, scale up and down when needed, and benefit from a familiar on-demand cloud pricing model. The new service is available for preview in the US, and to request access, you can visit the signup page here.