IBM has partnered with dozens of tech firms to help it launch the IBM Cloud for Telecommunications to help telecommunications providers address challenges and help drive business transformation.
The solution includes a partnership with firms like Nokia, Samsung, Cisco and 35 other technology firms to launch the solution, which IBM calls “an open, hybrid cloud architecture” designed to help telecommunications providers navigate the highly regulated industry, accelerate business transformation, enhance digital client engagement, and improve agility as companies modernize their digital operations.
That is expected to help customers unlock the capabilities of 5G and edge computing. IBM Cloud for Telecommunications is built on IBM Cloud Satellite and leverages Red Hat Open Shift, according to IBM.
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As 5G becomes more prevalent, telecommunications providers are transforming their networks into agile platforms that can efficiently scale to support growing volumes of data, voice and multi-media services.
According to a recent IBV study, 60% of Communications Service Provider (CSP) leaders surveyed agree that they must virtualize their entire network across edge locations, but only half of them are prepared to virtualize in a cloud-native environment.1
Built on IBM Cloud Satellite, currently in beta, and leveraging Red Hat OpenShift, clients can deploy IBM Cloud services anywhere: on the cloud, on premises or at the edge, while addressing industry-specific requirements and data protection.
According to IBM, the platform also integrations and extends IBM Edge Application Manager and IBM Telco Network Cloud manager to help reduce infrastructure costs and boost automation and deployment speeds.
The platform will be complemented by IBM’s ecosystem partners to help drive innovation and manage workloads from the network core to the edge.
According to the company, IBM Cloud for Telecommunications is built on an open architecture so the large ecosystem of partners can enhance it with their own technology. That’s why the company built it on Red Had OpenShift.
To view the entire list of partners and learn more about IBM’s new offering, read the press release here.