KEY POINTS
  • AWS CEO Andy Jassy unveils a suite of new services at the re:Invent conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
  • Amazon is partnering with Verizon and others to launch WaveLength, a service that uses 5G networks to transfer data from the cloud at faster speeds.

Amazon is using next-generation 5G wireless networks to help businesses download data from the cloud faster.

At Amazon Web Services' annual re:Invent conference on Tuesday, AWS CEO Andy Jassy said the company is introducing a new service, called WaveLength, which puts technology from AWS "at the edge of the 5G network," or closer to users' devices. It has the potential to deliver single-digit millisecond latencies to users, according to Amazon.