Vodafone and Google Cloud to develop new global data platform

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The two companies have signed a six-year strategic partnership to build new digital products and services for Vodafone customers.

Vodafone and Google Cloud are going to build “a powerful new integrated data platform and distributed system” for Vodafone and its global customers.

Vodafone announced the deal in a press release this week. The new platform, “Nucleus”, will house another new system – ‘Dynamo’ – which will drive data throughout Vodafone. The telco claims that Dynamo will enable it to more quickly offer its customers new, personalised products and services across multiple markets. The system will allow Vodafone to tailor new connectivity services for homes and businesses through the release of smart network features, such as providing a sudden broadband speed boost. 

Transforming customers, governments and societies

The two services will process 50 terabytes of data per day , equivalent to 25,000 hours of HD film (and growing). Vodafone and Google Cloud specialist teams are building both Nucleus and Dynamo in-house. Up to 1,000 employees of both companies located in Spain, the UK, and the United States are collaborating on the project.

Vodafone has already identified more than 700 use-cases to deliver new products and services quickly across Vodafone’s markets, support fact-based decision-making, reduce costs, remove duplication of data sources, and simplify and centralise operations.  The project will improve the speed and ease with which Vodafone’s operating companies in multiple countries can access its data analytics, intelligence, and machine-learning capabilities.

Johan Wibergh, Chief Technology Officer for Vodafone, said: “Vodafone is building a powerful foundation for a digital future. We have vast amounts of data which, when securely processed and made available across our footprint using the collective power of Vodafone and Google Cloud’s engineering expertise, will transform our services, to our customers and governments, and the societies where they live and serve.”

On the back of their collaborative work, Vodafone and Google Cloud will also explore opportunities to provide consultancy services, offered either jointly or independently, to other multi-national organisations and businesses.