Sunday, 19th September 2021
Logo

Google Cloud and Ericsson partner

Google Cloud and Ericsson come together to help communications service providers deliver capabilities to the edge, unlocking new possibilities for enterprises and consumers.

Google Cloud and Ericsson have formed a partnership to jointly develop 5G and edge cloud solutions to help communications service providers (CSPs) digitally transform, and to unlock new enterprise and consumer use cases.

Globally, industries with edge presences—including communication service providers, retailers, manufacturers, transport businesses, healthcare, and media and entertainment providers—face pressures to build more digitized businesses and new digital experiences for their customers. To help businesses address this shift, Google Cloud and Ericsson are working together to develop new solutions at Ericsson’s Silicon Valley D15 Labs, a state-of-the-art innovation center where advanced solutions and technologies can be developed and tested on a live, multi-layers 5G platform. 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.

As part of the partnership, Google Cloud and Ericsson are also piloting enterprise applications at the edge on a live network with TIM. The project, which will automate the functions of TIM’s core 5G network and cloud-based applications, will use TIM’s Telco Cloud infrastructure, Google Cloud solutions, and Ericsson’s 5G core network and orchestration technologies. The joint offerings will help enterprises in the automotive, transportation, manufacturing, and other sectors improve efficiencies and lower latency by bringing connectivity close to companies’ physical locations.

“Organizations have a tremendous opportunity to digitally transform their businesses with 5G and cloud capabilities like artificial intelligence and machine learning at the edge,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud. “We are 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.”

“5G is a powerful innovation platform. Combined with edge cloud capabilities, 5G has the potential to accelerate the digital transformation of virtually any sector of industry or society,” said Niklas Heuveldop, President and Head of Ericsson North America. “We are 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.”


New Telxius ethernet capacity ready for service to support global data traffic growth.
Partnership helps resolve QSFP-DD800 testing challenges and accelerates time to market.
Expanded Mist AI and cloud services support EVPN-VXLAN campus fabric management and new Marvis AIOps...
5G Standalone Core dominates key service provider activity.
Coherent optics with advanced analytics bring greater performance, intelligence, and adaptability to...
The Vector Photonics £600k TITAN project will develop PCSELs for low-power consumption, hyperscale d...
Vodafone and Ericsson demonstrate 43% reduction in 5G energy consumption during trial in Central Lon...
Real-time mobile communications will now be available with immediate effect within the Porsche Site...