Google Cloud partners with Intel to accelerate 5G and edge network solutions

Google Cloud today announced a partnership with Intel to accelerate cloud-native 5G. The collaboration involves developing telco cloud reference architectures and integrated solutions for communication service providers to accelerate 5G deployment across multiple network and edge locations.

Last year, Google cloud unveiled strategy for telecommunications companies to help Communication Service Providers address the growing demands of enterprise customers to take advantage of cloud capabilities with 5G connectivity.

Dan Rodriguez, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Network Platforms Group said “The next wave of network transformation is fueled by 5G and is driving a rapid transition to cloud-native technologies.”

“As communications service providers build out their 5G network infrastructure, our efforts with Google Cloud and the broader ecosystem will help them deliver agile, scalable solutions for emerging 5G and edge use cases.”

The partnership spans three main areas focused on:

  • Accelerating the ability of communications service providers to deploy their virtualized radio access network (RAN) and open RAN solutions with next-generation infrastructure and hardware.
  • Launching new lab environments to help communications service providers innovate for cloud native-based 5G networks.
  • Making it easier for communications service providers to deliver business applications to the network edge.

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Shailesh Shukla, vice president and general manager of networking at Google Cloud in a statement said “Communications service providers can adopt cloud-native technologies to harness the potential of 5G both as a connectivity solution and as a business services platform to deliver applications to the network edge.”

“Expanding on our work with the telecommunications industry, we are excited to work with Intel to help customers plan, test and deploy the technology and infrastructure needed to accelerate the delivery of cloud-native 5G for consumer and enterprise use cases.”

To learn more about Google Cloud telecommunications industry offerings and partnership with Intel, reach out to a Google Cloud partner or representative.

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