(Reuters) – Nokia (NYSE 🙂 on Thursday partnered with Alphabet’s (NASDAQ 🙂 Google Cloud unit to build a 5G core network infrastructure and enable business customers to offer services such as smart retail and automated manufacturing. The cloud computing units of large technology companies such as Microsoft (NASDAQ 🙂 and Amazon (NASDAQ 🙂 are also teaming up with telecom providers ahead of the rollout of 5G infrastructure to grab a share of new business that new technology could allow. While Nokia will bring its expertise in 5G, Google Cloud will serve as a platform to launch applications and help customers build an ecosystem of services. “We will start to see some of these things in the live environment later this year,” Amol Phadke, managing director of Google Cloud, told Reuters. He added that the schedule for the availability of services would depend on the telecommunications operators.