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Azure for operators

Future-proof your network, drive down costs and create new revenue streams – all with a technology partner you can trust. Cloud solutions from Microsoft Azure, Affirmed and Metaswitch can help you make it happen.

Learn how telecom operators are transforming with Azure

See why industry leaders trust Azure, Affirmed and Metaswitch to help them create the future of telecommunications, today.

Maximise existing investments while minimising operating expenses

Improve cost efficiencies and guard against platform obsolescence while maintaining customer commitments by moving your existing communication workloads and services to the cloud.

Deploy and optimise next-generation networks

Support new services and emerging low-latency applications with powerful network functions running on hybrid and multicloud infrastructures. Add AI and machine learning cloud services to analyse and react in real time to sensor-driven data at the edge.

Maximise the value of the edge

Deliver unique, customised subscriber offerings by combining network functions, apps and a portfolio of cloud services and partner application developers on multi-access edge compute platforms.

Monetise the capabilities of 5G

Drive digital transformation and turn 5G mobile networks into new service revenue with innovative applications tailored for operators, integrators and enterprise markets.

Future-proof your network

Accelerate service innovation, reduce your dependency on outdated technologies and avoid excess capacity by scaling your network services in the cloud to meet peak customer demand.

Streamline your operational support systems

Automate and orchestrate network functions, speed deployments and assess service quality and performance by controlling your network services through a consolidated cloud management interface.

Infographics, e-books, whitepapers

Deploy, secure and monetise your network services across Microsoft Azure and other platforms in a multicloud environment. Learn more in this infographic, which includes an Operator’s Checklist to help you understand the critical components to evaluate when choosing a cloud platform.

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Enable near real-time management and control of critical business operations. In this e-book, learn how Azure for operators and partnership with Microsoft can transform your network, unlock new revenue opportunities, empower your edge and improve cost efficiencies.

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Learn how to reduce capital expenditures and operational expenses, accelerate innovation and realise new revenue opportunities with private enterprise networks by using a hyperscale cloud and integrated multi-access edge compute architecture.

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Learn how to boost efficiency and accelerate innovation by hosting network functions in public hyperscale clouds.

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Watch solution videos

Explore the Microsoft telecommunications solutions video playlist to see how technologies and services from Azure, Affirmed and Metaswitch are helping telco providers forge into the future. Find out what’s new in network transformation, 5G rollout, edge computing, IoT and communication services.

Accomplish more with Azure

  • Achieve scale

    Scale instantly to meet your evolving needs with AI-powered carrier-grade networks.

  • Operate hybrid seamlessly

    Get consistent performance and scalability across edge, hybrid and cloud.

  • Monetise enterprise services

    Create new revenue streams with edge computing, IoT, 5G, network slicing and an ecosystem of enterprise developers.

  • Trust your cloud

    Safeguard your data with industry-leading security measures and streamline compliance with the most comprehensive compliance coverage of any cloud service provider.

Customers are doing great things with Azure

AT&T will run its mobility network on the Azure for operators cloud, delivering cost-efficient 5G services at scale.


British Telecom partners with Microsoft to drive innovation and growth in the telecom sector and shape the future of voice calling.

British Telecom

Verizon teams up with Microsoft to offer private 5G edge computing solutions designed for mobile users and wireless edge devices.


Get to know the Microsoft portfolio

Azure private multi-access edge compute

Deliver exceptionally low-latency networking, applications and services at the enterprise edge. Accelerate time to market, reduce integration complexity and securely manage services from the cloud.


Forge into the future with virtualised, cloud-native mobile network solutions that reduce complexity and cost, scale efficiently, and accelerate time to market of new services.


Trust an industry pioneer with a history of powering the voice, data and unified communications services of some of the world’s largest operators.

Azure AI and machine learning

Capitalise on the promise of Industry 4.0 with intelligent operations and supply chains powered by proven, secure and responsible AI.

Azure Sphere

Securely connect industrial assets to the cloud with open solutions that support brownfield connectivity and enable system interoperability.

Azure IoT for Operators

Enable customers and partners to provision an IoT app in seconds, customise it in hours and go to production in the same day.

Azure Stack HCI

Run workloads on hybrid, familiar hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) for commercial-off-the-shelf hardware – delivered as an Azure service.

Azure security

Gain peace of mind with built-in protection from the edge to the cloud and stay ahead of risks with intelligent monitoring tools built with powerful AI.

Azure Edge Zones

Provide rich, seamless customer experiences in real time with ultra-low-latency edge compute capabilities.

Azure for Operators blogs