Azure for operators

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

Learn how telecom operators are transforming with Azure

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

Maximize existing investments while minimizing operating expenses

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

Deploy and optimize 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 analyze and react in real time to sensor-driven data at the edge.

Maximize the value of the edge

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

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Accelerate service innovation, reduce your dependency on outdated technologies, and avoid excess capacity by scaling your network services in the cloud to meet peak customer demand.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

Watch solution videos

Explore the Microsoft telecommunications solutions video playlist to see how technologies and services from Azure, Affirmed Networks, 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.

  • Monetize 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


Attabotics developed the world’s first 3D robotics fulfillment solution tailored to modern commerce by using Azure Stack Edge and LTE technologies.



SES is creating an open, standards-based network automation and service orchestration platform using an Azure-based NFV solution from Amdocs.



Etisalat is working with Affirmed Networks to drive automation and deploy multi-access edge computing architecture.


Get to know the Microsoft portfolio

Affirmed Networks

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

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 Edge Zones

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

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, customize it in hours, and go to production the same day.

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.

Metaswitch Networks

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

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