VMware announces a number of additions to its portfolio regarding Telco and Edge Cloud. Among other things, VMware will support real-time intelligence for telecom networks. Improved security and automation is also provided for telecom, edge and IoT applications.

According to Rajiv Ramaswami, COO of Products & Cloud Services at VMware, there is a great opportunity for the company in the telecom world. “There is a major trigger going on in telcos that are in the early stages of implementing 5G, a huge investment that takes place every generation, every seven-eight years. Just like the previous generation of 4G with LTE.”

It is clear that VMware sees an opportunity to respond to the rise of 5G, as the company already provides infrastructure for many telecom providers. Ramaswami states that many providers want to modernise their infrastructure. This means more use of virtualized platforms and virtualized networks instead of dedicated technology for certain applications. The company is therefore planning to play a major role in this.

OpenStack, Pulse IoT Center and Uhana

As a result, VMware announced a number of specific releases on Tuesday. There will be a new version of OpenStack called VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) 6.0. There will also be an on premise implementation of Pulse IoT Center for better IoT edge systems. Furthermore, the virtualization giant thinks that customer service will be one of the most important factors for telecom companies. As 5G leads to an increase in software-defined work, the quality of service is more important than ever.

“With the rollout of 5G applications, service quality is becoming a key factor in the ability of telecom companies to remain competitive and reduce the turnover of consumer and business customers,” VMware reports to ZDnet.

In addition to the new OpenStack and Pulse releases, VMware has also taken over Uhana. This company provides an AI solution for radio access networks (RANs). VMware reports that Uhana provides a deep learning engine for improving telecommunications networks.

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