Bouygues Telecom and IBM develop 5G use cases

Bouygues Telecom and IBM develop 5G use cases

18 November 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Bouygues Telecom and IBM have formed a collaboration to support business customers as they evaluate ways to harness 5G mobile networks.

Together the two will form the Open Lab 5G, using the expertise of Bouygues Telecom as a telecom operator and IBM’s technology, services and deep industry expertise in hybrid cloud, IoT and edge computing.

Specifically, the two will assess the benefits of 5G such as speed, latency, bandwidth and increase number of devices - in how it addresses business needs. It will also be open to all companies wishing to experiment with 5G, to discover its potential and develop use cases.

“Networks are key to the digitalization of businesses and the contributions of 5G will be considerable,” said François Treuil (pictured), CEO of Bouygues Telecom Entreprises.

“It is therefore important for our customers to be able to start now to assess the tangible benefits of 5G, which will promote their own competitiveness. This is the spirit of the approach we are putting in place with IBM to support our customers."

As the roll out of 5G networks in France begins over the next coming weeks, this will open up a wide range of new uses for the general public but especially for enterprises, which use applications that require increased connection speeds, improved traffic capacities, and very low latency while increasing security.

The Open Lab 5G adopts a specific approach its 5G use case development. This includes the co-development of use cases that use 5G networks in various sectors such as manufacturing, transport, health, energy and utilities, retail, smart city though the IBM Garage approach.

The creation of quick 5G-enabled test sites for clients with a 5G device kit provided by Bouygues Telecom. The implementation of a minimum viable product and evaluate the ROI, plus to support the industrialisation of the chosen solution.

"I am proud that Bouygues Telecom has chosen IBM as a strategic partner to help companies prepare as 5G comes to the French market,” added Marie-Noelle Muller, vice-president - enterprise & commercial, IBM France.

“This collaboration builds on IBM’s deep telecommunications industry expertise and our longstanding commitment to helping telecommunications companies around the world harness new and emerging technologies to advance how they deliver new value to customers and grow their businesses.”