Deutsche Telekom and Google Cloud to pilot network services

Deutsche Telekom and Google Cloud announced a partnership to define a roadmap for the telecom industry bringing the power of the cloud closer to mobile and connected devices at the edge of Deutsche Telekom’s network.
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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 managed product that brings Google Cloud’s infrastructure and services closer to where data is being generated and consumed.

Through Google Cloud’s expertise in data analytics, Deutsche Telekom will gain understanding of its networks to achieve accurate planning, optimized 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 utilizing data-driven operations and automated workflows with open, Kubernetes-based solutions offered by Google Cloud.

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 understanding of customer needs and optimize offerings.

“At Deutsche Telekom we are implementing our Leading Digital Telco strategy by investing in best-in-class network infrastructure and by establishing cloud-based service platforms,” says Claudia Nemat, board member of Deutsche Telekom.

“Communication service providers are increasingly looking for cloud-native solutions to advance the deployment of network functions and drive automation, elasticity, and scalability,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud.