Oracle and Telefónica España collaborate on cloud adoption

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Oracle and Telefónica España have signed a multi-year collaboration deal they said will accelerate cloud adoption in Spain.

Telefónica will migrate most of its Oracle Database systems in preparation for the deployment of 5G and IoT.

The collaboration is part of a multi-year deal that will see Telefónica consolidate the technology infrastructure that underpins its communications network into a shared, open-standard platform designed to support its digital services portfolio.

Fidel Jesús Fernández, director of technologies and IT transformation at Telefónica España said: "Digitalisation and connectivity are reshaping how we work and live, and Telefonica is transforming its business to support our customers in this new world.

“As we tap into these new opportunities, we need to consolidate and simplify our technology infrastructure to make us nimbler, more agile and more adaptable, and this is where our collaboration with Oracle comes in.” 

This will include new services based around 5G and IoT, and services co-hosted with ISVs and network partners.

Oracle Exadata Cloud Service is delivered as a managed cloud service at Telefonica’s data centres, allowing Telefonica to consolidate mission-critical systems in a single platform.

The company says this will ensure it meets latency requirements in order to help significantly reduce operational costs.

Telefonica will soon be able to integrate data across its operations to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) platform and the telecoms provider says this will streamline the development and delivery of new services such as AI and machine learning.

Albert Triola, senior vice president for support renewal sales at Oracle Spain added: "Telecoms companies are having to reimagine their business models as they navigate changing customer expectations, capture new markets and become both service providers and enablers. 

“Telefonica is one of the companies at the forefront of this change, and we are excited to bring the power and flexibility of Oracle Cloud@Customer to support Telefonica and its partners as they deliver the next generation of digital services to consumers and businesses."

This news followed an announcement from the telecoms company from last week revealing that it had selected IBM to supply software and services for its first-ever cloud-native 5G core network.