VMware has announced its 5G Telco Cloud Platform, a new cloud-based infrastructure for communication service providers developing 5G in Southeast Asia.
5G Telco Cloud Platform will allow CSPs to leverage cloud technology to deliver apps and services across a multicloud infrastructure. While CSPs prepare to roll out 5G, VMware will help simplify and accelerate the process, enabling the swift and smooth deployment of 5G to the market.
“VMware continues to accelerate the delivery of a comprehensive telco and edge cloud portfolio that addresses our customers’ challenges of today and enables them to harness the opportunities of tomorrow,” said Sanjay K. Deshmukh, the Vice President and Managing Director of Southeast Asia and Korea at VMware.
5G Telco Cloud Platform merges the company’s telco cloud infrastructure with cloud automation solutions, giving birth to enhancements that support telco-centric operations, such as Containers as-a-Service (Caas) management automation, and zero-touch-provisioning. Hence, CSPs that use the VMware 5G Telco Cloud Platform are able to deploy 5G and undergo network expansion with carrier-grade resiliency and quality.
“With support for cloud native technologies in the Telco Cloud Platform, CSPs can now boost their innovation speed to deliver new applications and services, reduce operational complexities, and realize substantial total cost of ownership savings, further accelerating the rollout of their 5G networks to support the growth of Southeast Asia’s digital economy,” continued Mr. Deshmukh.
The VMware Telco Cloud Platform combines VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure and VMware Telco Cloud Automation, the recently launched multi-domain orchestration and automation capability.
As CSPs evolve from NFV networks to cloud native and containerized networks, VMware is evolving its VMware vCloud NFV solution to Telco Cloud Infrastructure, providing CSPs a consistent and unified platform delivering consistent operations for both Virtual Network Functions and Cloud Native Network Functions across telco networks.
Telco Cloud Infrastructure is designed to optimise the delivery of network services with telco centric enhancements, supporting distributed cloud deployments, and providing scalability and performance for millions of consumer and enterprise users. These telco centric enhancements enable CSPs to gain web-scale speed and agility while maintaining carrier-grade performance, resiliency, and quality.
To provide further assistance to CSPs in Southeast Asia, VMware has launched a Ready for Telco Cloud program. To date, over 35 of VMware’s partners have received more than 180 certifications under the program.
Southeast Asia’s digital economy is expected to generate US$300 billion by 2025. With more and more businesses in the region working to digitally transform their operations, 5G will become a core part of many, of not all businesses.
With businesses looking to 5G to supercharge their growth, CSPs in the region require a field proven network powered by a modernized cloud that delivers web-scale speed and agility while maintaining carrier-grade performance, resiliency, and quality.