IBM joined the league of US tech firms to launch a cloud platform for telcos to deploy 5G network. It has signed up with Nokia and Samsung as partners. IBM’s cloud, built on Red Hat technology, uses software instead of physical devices to do network functions. It will help telcos to build 5G networks faster, reduce costs and sell customised services to clients. The US govt, in the recent past, has been pushing tech giants to get more involved with 5G.