Ericsson today announced its wish to partner with Amazon web services or AWS to accelerate cloud transformation for telecom service providers. This will be a global alliance in terms of business, technology and services point of view, the company said.
With Amazon Web Services Cloud, Ericsson will develop solutions that help service providers meet internal efficiency goals and to take advantage of rapid innovation and opportunities in end-to-end cloud, mobility and Internet of Things (IoT)
As part of this announcement, Ericsson is creating a global team of experts focused on the AWS Cloud and opening cloud innovation centers with customers, and AWS is supporting Ericsson in this effort. Ericsson will contribute expertise from its 25,000 R&D engineers and 66,000-person service workforce – more than 17,000 of whom are consultants and systems integrators, delivering 1,500 projects per year around the world.
“Today’s leading telecoms companies seek to capitalize on new opportunities such as IoT and big data analytics and at the same time, leverage the latest technologies to improve productivity and efficiency, increase agility, reduce complexity and risk, as well as create unique value for their customers,” the company said.
Ericsson is working with AWS to help service providers seize these opportunities, drive the convergence of mobile infrastructure and cloud and give application developers and service providers new capabilities that accelerate innovation and enrich the Networked Society.
Ericsson has already grabbed a customer in Australian operator Telstra, who will host the first cloud innovation center in their Gurrowa Innovation Lab in Melbourne, Australia.
Terry Wise, Vice President of Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services, says: “Service providers are seeing explosive growth due to the rapid adoption of mobile applications and IoT, which is driving the need to think differently about infrastructure and ecosystems. Communications service providers are uniquely positioned to capture the upsides of the cloud adoption wave going on in the market. Ericsson’s new Cloud Innovation Centers, leveraging AWS service and expertise, are designed to empower communications service providers to accelerate innovation within their organizations and rapidly achieve the agility and cost optimization benefits of using AWS.”