Airtel Selects IBM And Red Hat To Build Open Hybrid Cloud Network
IBM News, May 11th, 2020
May 11, 2020,
Volume 266, Issue 2
Platform to ready Airtel's network for emerging technologies such as 5G and Edge Computing, enable its partners to deploy advanced B2B & B2C applications
Bharti Airtel ("Airtel"), one of India's largest integrated telcos, has selected IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Red Hat to build its new telco network cloud, designed to make it more efficient, flexible and future-ready to support core operations and enable new digital services. Under the agreement, Airtel will build its next generation core network, analytical tools and new consumer and enterprise services on top of this cloud platform based on open standards.
With the new network cloud, Airtel intends to deliver a better customer experience through enhanced network performance, improved availability, operations automation and scaling the network to the edge. This is designed to reduce latency and improve bandwidth availability and automation, thereby strengthening the overall quality of the network.
India's data consumption is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 70% by 20221. Adopting a modern hybrid cloud architecture enables communication service providers (CSPs) to deliver more responsive networks that tap into automation and AI to address growing customer needs and deploy new services at the right location and network tier.
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