Deutsche Telekom and Google Cloud sign partnership agreement focused on network transformation
Europe Largest Communications Service Provider Selects Google Cloud for First Cloud-Native Network and Data Analytics Trials
GOOD, Germany and SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Deutsche Telekom and Google Cloud today announced a new, expanded partnership to define a common roadmap for the telecommunications industry by bringing the power of the cloud closer to mobile and connected devices at the Deutsche network edge. Telecom.
Communication service providers are reinventing 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, low-latency connectivity and value-added services to their customers.
The first step of this expanded partnership between Deutsche Telekom and Google Cloud will focus on the following areas:
- Basic network services: Deutsche Telekom and Google Cloud will jointly pilot several network services such as 5G Standalone in Austriaas well as remote packet gateway capabilities, leveraging Google Cloud and Google Distributed Cloud Edge, a fully managed product that brings Google Cloud infrastructure and services closer to where data is generated and consumed.
- Network analysis: Using Google Cloud’s extensive expertise in data analytics, Deutsche Telekom will gain an even deeper understanding of its networks to achieve accurate planning, optimized operations and better customer experience management. Deutsche Telekom will pilot several use cases around anomaly detection, performance counter and tracking data in a first stage using data-driven operations and automated workflows with open Kubernetes-based solutions on offer by Google Cloud.
- Analysis of customer experience: Deutsche Telekom will test Google Cloud’s data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions in a joint proof of concept to improve actionable insights and better understand customer needs and optimize offers.
“At Deutsche Telekom, we are implementing our Leading Digital Telco strategy by investing in world-class network infrastructure and establishing cloud-based service platforms,” said Claudia Nemat, Member of the Board of Directors of Deutsche Telekom. “We are excited to expand our partnership with Google Cloud by conducting trials in key areas that will allow us to innovate faster and launch new services and customer experiences.”
“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. “We are confident that our partnership with Deutsche Telekom will deliver significantly improved end-user experiences that will ultimately raise the standard for the telecommunications industry.”
Deutsche Telekom has worked with Google for many years. In fall 2021, Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems partnered with Google Cloud to build and deliver sovereign cloud services to the German public sector, businesses and healthcare companies. The first joint solution is already available to T-Systems customers.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, with some 248 million mobile customers, 26 million fixed network lines and 22 million broadband lines. We provide fixed/broadband network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, as well as information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for businesses and businesses. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries. With approximately 216,500 employees worldwide, we generated revenue of €108.8 billion in fiscal year 2021. (All figures taken from the 2021 annual report)
About Google Cloud
Google Cloud accelerates every organization’s ability to digitally transform their business. We provide enterprise solutions that leverage cutting-edge Google technology, all on the industry’s cleanest cloud. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as a trusted partner to drive growth and solve their most critical business problems.