Google Cloud and Nokia announced a global strategic partnership to bring new solutions for communications service providers (CSPs) that modernize their network infrastructures, build on a cloud-native 5G Core, and develop the network edge as a business services platform for enterprises.
To deliver cloud capabilities to the network edge
With this strategic partnership, Google Cloud and Nokia aim to deliver cloud capabilities to the network edge to accelerate enterprise digital transformation.
George Nazi, VP, Telco, Media & Entertainment Industry Solutions at Google Cloud, said,
“Communications service providers have a tremendous opportunity ahead of them to support businesses’ digital transformations at the network edge through both 5G connectivity and cloud-native applications and capabilities. Doing so requires modernized infrastructure, built for a cloud-native 5G core, and we’re proud to partner with Nokia to help the telecommunications industry expand and support these customers.”
They will work closely to validate, optimize and evolve cloud-native network functions, and the two companies will also co-innovate new solutions that will help CSPs deliver 5G connectivity and services at scale.
The news solutions will bring together Nokia’s 5G operations services and networking capabilities with Google Cloud’stechnologies in AI, ML, and analytics, running on Anthos as a platform for shifting workloads to the network edge, across public and private clouds.
In addition to this, Nokia is supplying its voice core, cloud packet core, network exposure function, data management, signaling, and 5G core.
Ron Haberman, CTO of Cloud and Network Services at Nokia, said,
“In the past five years, the telecom industry has evolved from physical appliances to virtual network functions and now cloud-native solutions. Nokia is excited to work with Google Cloud in service of our customers, both CSPs and enterprise, to provide choice and freedom to run workloads on-premise and in the public cloud. Cloud-native network functions and automation will enable new agility and use-cases in the 5G era.”
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