Google Cloud and Ericsson are partnering to deliver new capabilities to the Edge that help CSPs unlock emerging B2B and B2C use cases. The partnership will bring together Google Cloud’s compute platform with Ericsson’s 5G portfolio. The two partners are working with TIM in Italy to pilot 5G cloud solution for B2B use cases in the automotive, transportation and manufacturing sectors to help improve efficiencies and lower latencies by bringing connectivity closer to the companies’ physical location.
Ericsson and Google Cloud have already completed functional onboarding of Ericsson 5G on Anthos to enable telco Edge and on-premise use cases for CSPs and enterprises. They are also working on a project together to automate the network functions of TIM’s 5G network and cloud-based applications.
Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud, said that his company was “proud” to be partnering with Ericsson. “Organisations have a tremendous opportunity to digitally transform their businesses with 5G and cloud capabilities such as artificial intelligence and machine learning at the Edge,” he noted. “We’re proud to partner with Ericsson to help build a foundation for communications service providers and enterprises alike to take advantage of cloud technology and cloud-native services, from telecom network core to the Edge and enterprise premises.”
Niklas Heuveldop, President and Head of Ericsson North America, said that 5G has the potential to accelerate the digital transformation of virtually every sector of industry and society. “We’re excited about our partnership with Google Cloud as we engage with our customers to leverage our combined capabilities to solve real-world business challenges for the benefit of consumers, enterprises and society at large,” he added.