Deutsche Telekom and Google Cloud have announced a new expanded partnership to define a joint roadmap for the telecommunications industry by bringing the power of the cloud closer to mobile and connected devices at the Edge of Deutsche Telekom’s network.
Communication service providers are reimagining their network infrastructures with companies like Google Cloud to develop new network deployment models. By creating more secure, reliable and scalable cloud-native networks, companies like Deutsche Telekom are better positioned to deliver elastic, high-capacity, high-bandwidth and low-latency connectivity and value-added services to their customers.
The partnership will focus on:
- Core Network Services: Deutsche Telekom and Google Cloud will jointly pilot several network services such as 5G Standalone in Austria, as well as remote packet gateway functions, leveraging Google Cloud and Google Distributed Cloud Edge, a fully managed product that brings Google Cloud’s infrastructure and services closer to where data is being generated and consumed.
- Network Analytics: Through Google Cloud’s extensive expertise in data analytics, Deutsche Telekom will gain an even-deeper understanding of its networks to achieve accurate planning, optimised operations and better customer experience management. Deutsche Telekom will pilot several use-cases regarding anomaly detection, performance counter and trace data in a first step in utilising data-driven operations and automated workflows with open, Kubernetes-based solutions offered by Google Cloud.
- Customer Experience Analytics: Deutsche Telekom will trial Google Cloud’s data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions in a joint proof of concept in order to improve actionable insights and better understanding of customer needs and optimise offerings.