Ericsson and Telstra are to collaborate on developing an enterprise edge cloud solution developed specifically for the Australian operator’s domain. They hope to unlock new potential enterprise use cases in sectors such as agriculture, industrial internet of things (IoT), enterprise branch services and smart cities.
The partnership is designed to help drive innovation across industries by developing technology to enable efficient orchestration, network exposure and service assurance. These capabilities will help make consumption-based interfaces between cloud providers and the Telstra network possible. With agile, enterprise-tuned network services across its network, Telstra says it will be able to promote enhanced services for enterprise customers.
The new enterprise edge cloud solution is expected to be delivered within months and will be presented as a catalyst for the development of a reusable and open framework. With this solution, the Telstra network will be offered as catering for “unique” customer needs, where network services can be offered either on the edge or on-premise.
The collaboration builds on the 2019 announcement between Ericsson, Telstra and an Australian financial institution to trial 5G edge computing technologies for the financial services sector. Other potential enterprise use cases envisaged will encompass agriculture, industrial IoT, enterprise branch connectivity services