Now, it’s a big announcement that Microsoft Corp is also getting into the 5G race.
It unveiled a new cloud platform on Monday.
It has aimed to enable the operators of telecom to build 5G networks more faster.
The fast network by reducing costs and selling customized services to business clients.
After banning Huawei from China and its telecom network, the government of the United States pushing large scale American companies such as Microsoft to get involved with 5G – a technology.
This technology promises to make everything from self-driving cars to remote surgery and more automated manufacturing.
Revolution In Telecom Industry
This big announcement from Microsoft has brought about the new revolution in the industry of telecom.
It is the first time that any company related to the IT industry is making its place in the field of communications and services.
This new platform will be on Azure, the flagship of Microsoft cloud computing business.
The company said that it will decrease the costs of infrastructure and give flexibility to add more services on demand.
It can also use artificial intelligence to automate operations.
The corporate vice president for Azure Networking Yousef Khalidi, said that Reuters that could reduce costs by 30%-40%.
The developer of Office and Windows software entered the 5G race.
After its acquisition of cloud networking companies Metaswitch and Affirmed Networks earlier this year.
Khalidi said, “The telco DNA was obtained those acquisitions and we went from a small number of engineers in this space to literally hundreds of engineers.”
“On the other hand, the foundational pieces, including edge compute, we have had in a pipeline for many years.”
The company has partnered with companies which are ranging from telecom operators.
Like AT&T and Verizon for network equipment firms such as Mavenir and Samsung to use the new platform to clients.
Microsoft’s move will increase competition for existing 5G service vendors like Ericsson and Nokia, said CCS Insight analyst Nicholas McQuire.