Etisalat-Microsoft Azure alliance drives 5G Enterprise Multi-access Edge Computing


Etisalat in tandem with an alliance with Microsoft have recently unveiled as a part of their strategic partnership, unveiling of a latest 5G modules with the leveraging of Microsoft’s Azure backed Multi-access Edge Compute innovation and technology.

The alliance also announced that it will also leverage the power of both Etisalat’s Core Orchestration and Azure’s ARM resources, offering a 5G edge compute plug-and-play infrastructures for enterprises to run industry solutions.

This Edge powered computing technological scenario will be setting reforms for a huge group of industries, curbing out latency, as well empowerment of whole host of applications for delivering swifter, secured 5G, IoT, AI applications.

Statement from Etisalat’s, Vice President Fixed and Mobile Core, Khaled Al Suwaidi

Khaled Al Suwaidi, Vice President Fixed and Mobile Core at Etisalat, commented that, “Etisalat Edge Computing solutions will help customers transform the way they operate, especially transportation, smart manufacturing, logistics, and Oil & Gas.”

He also further added that “This drastically increases the value for traditional networks to transition into 5G to develop intelligent and autonomous next generation technology that unlocks potential opportunities to our customers.”

Statement from Naim Yazbeck, Regional Director, Enterprise and Partner Group (EPG), Microsoft UAE

The Regional Director for Enterprise and Partner Group (EPG), Microsoft UAE, Naim Yazbeck, also promptly stated regarding the alliance that, “We are proud of the synergy achieved between Etisalat’s advanced 5G capabilities and our Azure Edge and MEC services to unlock a whole new range of distributed applications with a common and consistent architecture for Enterprise customers.”

He also further added out that, “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 investments.”

The firms in a joint statement stated out regarding the latest collaboration is in tandem with the previous year’s successful partnership, when the Etisalat teamed up across Microsoft powering the initial public cloud strategy via a digital transformation program that empowered the telecommunications provider to shape a platform infused with automation and AI.


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