Etisalat and Microsoft has in a joint collaboration released its latest 5G enterprise by bringing forth Azure Multi-access Edge Compute, a power move to signify the giant’s partnership with Emirate’s telecommunication giant.
Etisalat had in a press release inferred that its recent collaboration with the Big Tech titan’s digital crime unit (DCU) will promote digital Security in the Middle East to elevate security in the region against any cyber menace.
The coalition will bring to the fore both company’s a abilities by partnering Etisalat Core Orchestration and Microsoft’s Azure ARM to develop a 5G driven edge computing plug-and-play framework for companies to both look for ways to leverage threat intelligence.
Naim Yazbeck, the regional director, Enterprise and Partner Group (EPG), Microsoft UAE, in a statement said:
“Azure MEC offers service providers and customers the same set of tools to build and manage their cloud infrastructure. Our customers can maximize their efforts by employing a ‘build once and deploy many’ strategy to optimize their investment.”
Edge computing is a type of computing invented either on-site or in the proximity of a specific data source, decreasing the inevitability for data to be processed at a remote data centre. However, the technology intends to optimize various industries, minimize latency and encourage the total hosting of applications to produce fast and safe 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.
“Etisalat Edge Computing solutions will help customers transform the way they operate, especially transportation, smart manufacturing, logistics and Oil and Gas,” vice president Fixed and Mobile Core at Etisalat, Khaled AI Suwaidi, said in a statement.
“This drastically increase the value for traditional networks to transition into 5G to develop intelligent and autonomous next-generation technology that unlocks potential opportunities to our customers,” he added.
The partnership between the tech companies is a denotation of last year’s promising collaboration; in particular reference to the press release.
A public cloud-first plan via a digital transformation program that permitted the Emirati telco to develop a platform intertwined with automation and AI was created as a result of Etisalat collaboration with the Big Tech mogul last year.
Etisalat and Microsoft had in February 2020 partnered to envision what they both termed: ‘Telecoms Provider Platform of the future’.
The partnership had the internet hub Etisalat announcing its intention to drive public cloud first strategy with the use of a digital transformation program that will enable it build a digital platform that will be infused with automation and artificial intelligence, while providing a simplified network architecture and operations that would empower subscribers on the Etisalat network, thereby improving customer experience.