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Azure for operators

Future-proof your networks, drive down costs, and create new revenue streams—all with a technology partner you can trust.

Learn how telecom operators are transforming with Azure

See why industry leaders trust Azure 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 intelligent telecom 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 telecom 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Accelerate service innovation, reduce your dependency on outdated technologies, and avoid excess capacity by scaling your network services in the cloud to meet peak customer demand.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, white papers

As network operators adopt Open RAN, they need cloud security solutions to mitigate the potential risk of the threat surface inherent to open and cloud-based architectures. Learn about cloud security principles that benefit Open RAN and provide a framework for secure management of Open RAN O-Cloud components.

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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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Discover what's driving 5G investments in the cloud and how to create new revenue streams by moving 5G network to a hybrid cloud architecture.

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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 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.

Azure public multi-access edge compute

Rapidly develop and deliver low-latency applications and immersive experiences at the mobile operator edge. Overcome business challenges with a solution that combines Azure compute with operator 5G connectivity.


Forge into the future of telecom 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

Capitalize 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 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.

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