Singtel joins forces with Microsoft for 5G edge computing
Published 4 February 2021
Singapore’s oldest and largest telecommunications provider Singtel has joined hands with tech titan Microsoft to launch 5G edge computing on Microsoft’s flagship cloud platform Azure.
The collaboration will see Singtel’s multi-access edge compute (MEC) platform be integrated with Microsoft’s Azure Stack capabilities, which means that Singapore’s Microsoft Azure customers will be able to access the MEC to power and scale their enterprise operations.
“Our collaboration places the benefits of 5G and MEC, such as high connection speeds and low latency, in the hands of enterprises, empowering them to use, create, deploy and scale up new 5G solutions,” said Bill Chang, CEO of Group Enterprises at Singtel.
With this, enterprises in Singapore will soon be able to deliver applications with a latency as low as 10 milliseconds. They will also be able to leverage said MEC to process complex applications such as VR, AR, self-driving vehicles, drones and robots.
Yousef Khalidi, Corporate Vice President of Azure for Operators at Microsoft, said that the collaboration marks a new chapter for both companies in unlocking the power of 5G.
“With Singtel’s 5G network, Microsoft’s cloud and edge solutions, and our combined ecosystem of partners, we lower the barriers for enterprises to adopt next generation technologies that drive real business value,” he continued.