Nokia and Google Cloud partner to modernise CSP infrastructure

Nokia and Google Cloud partner to modernise CSP infrastructure

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Nokia and Google Cloud have established a partnership to help CSPs modernise their network infrastructure and deliver cloud capabilities to the network edge.

Global and strategic, the partnership will see the two combine Nokia’s 5G operations services and networking capabilities with Google Cloud’s technologies in AI, ML and analytics. The results will support digital transformation across enterprises.

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 (VNFs) 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.”

Specifically, Nokia will supply its voice core, cloud packet core, network exposure function, data management, signaling, and 5G core. This includes its IMPACT IoT Connected Device Platform for zero-touch activation and remote management, as well as the Converged Charging solution for real-time rating and charging capabilities.

Google Cloud’s Anthos for Telecom will serve as the platform for deploying applications, enabling CSPs to build an ecosystem of services that are deployable anywhere, from the edge of the network, to public clouds, private clouds, and carrier networks.

George Nazi, VP, telco, media and 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.”

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