At Microsoft, we believe our Azure system and network management tools and expertise can be repurposed to manage and optimize telecommunication infrastructure as well. Here we describe some of the more interesting technologies that fit into the management of a cloud-based telecommunications infrastructure.
It's clear that attacks on the national communications infrastructure will occur with much greater sophistication than ever before. Because of this, we continue to develop our networks and systems with security as our first principle and we stay constantly vigilant. To these ends, Microsoft has adopted a zero-trust security architecture in all our platforms, services, and network functions.
In November 2021, Microsoft and AT&T announced the launch of Microsoft Azure public MEC (multi-access edge compute) with AT&T’s site in Atlanta, Georgia. To light up new compelling applications with Azure public MEC that benefit from low latency 5G connectivity, we are making available a video analytics library under the umbrella of Edge Video Services.
Over the past few years, there has been an increasingly steady drumbeat for the need to diversify and open the telecommunications supply chain. A key part of this supply chain that can be diversified is radio access network (RAN), where operators have typically spent most of their investments in network infrastructure. To address the need for diversification, groups such as the O-RAN alliance have formed to open up RAN capabilities.
Microsoft believes the telecom edge is the catalyst creating a new world where the telecom and cloud industries join forces to eliminate duplication while creating a new era of latency-sensitive applications and services. In this article, we focus on what’s next, including the topic of edge computing for telecommunications, which has been evolving into the next wave of innovation, and one we must embrace.
For many, the intersection of 5G wireless and the Internet offers very little by way of new information, just from a quick, surface-level glance. However, things look very different when considered in light of the 5G New Radio (NR) standard.
Creating a programmable software infrastructure for telecommunication operations promises to reduce both the capital expenditure (CAPEX) and the operational expenses (OPEX) of the 5G telecommunications operators. In this blog, we focus on video, the dominant traffic type on the internet since the introduction of 4G networks.
A great deal has been written about the technologies fueling 5G, especially how those technologies will improve the experience that users have regarding connectivity. Similarly, much has been said about how ongoing developments in technology will usher in a new generation of network-aware applications.
For operators, many challenges can be involved in their journey to the cloud, some more complex than others. Here, it is important to note that when it comes to operators’ path to cloud migration, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution.