Google cloud has announced a new collaboration with StarHub, a Singaporean multinational telecommunication conglomerate, wherein Google Cloud will support StarHub as it creates an open, secure, scalable, and energy-efficient cloud-native network for enterprises in Singapore.
Cloud-native networks have become essential for CSPs to succeed in a connected world, aligning with StarHub’s Cloud Infinity transformation effort, which aims to improve the delivery, scalability, and performance of services while reducing operational costs.
Consequently, in order to develop a special, multi-access, software-based 5G cloud core network, StarHub will conduct pilot projects with Google Distributed Cloud Edge (GDC Edge) and Nokia 5G Standalone Core.
GDC Edge expands on Google Cloud’s existing telecom solutions and gives companies like StarHub the ability to execute core network functions at the carrier’s network’s edge. This brings the reliable and secure infrastructure of Google Cloud even further close to the locations where data is produced and used.
StarHub’s subscribers and enterprise clients in the manufacturing, retail, hospitality, transportation, and other sectors will be able to take advantage of its newly scalable, secure, low-latency, and universally accessible software-driven network as a result of the company moving its 5G core network to a cloud platform.
Moreover, in order to improve its network operations, StarHub will look at utilizing Google Cloud’s extensive expertise in data management, AI, and ML. As a result of the partnership, StarHub will be able to eliminate information silos and implement new interoperability-related insights. Also, by comprehending the depth of its data points, StarHub would be able to handle day-to-day network operations more easily.
Together, the companies will provide significant upskilling and certifications on cloud-native architecture, concepts, and practices to support StarHub’s technical employees, enabling StarHub to offer unique cloud managed services.
Ayush Sharma, Chief Technology Officer, StarHub
“As we lift our 5G network to the cloud, we believe our collaboration with Google Cloud and Nokia will better enable us to improve the experience for our subscribers and help industry leaders reimagine their businesses for the future,”
Adaire Fox-Martin, President, Go-to-Market, Google Cloud
“StarHub’s commitment to cloud-native network transformation has raised the bar for telecommunication companies in the region. Combined with Google Cloud’s global scale and the capabilities of our leading data analytics, AI, and ML technologies, StarHub’s next-generation network is built for faster innovation, efficiency, and scale for the benefit of its enterprise customers and more,”
Earlier this year, StarHub embarked upon a new multi-cloud network transformation project to improve the delivery, scalability, and performance of its mobile, broadband, and entertainment services.
Moreover, Starhub has also teamed up with Naver Cloud, the cloud computing division of Naver Corporation, to provide edge cloud computing-based 5G network services. The companies signed a contract for a strategic partnership that will let them offer advanced 5G network service throughout Southeast Asia.