Recently, Ericsson, a Swedish company that provides telecommunications equipment and manages fixed and mobile network services globally, announced that it wants to start building its presence in the world of cloud computing. AWS, the leading public cloud company, meanwhile, wants to make sure that its customers' mobile applications deployed on its infrastructure are delivered to users as efficiently as possible.

Based on these needs, the two technology giants decided to establish a partnership that mainly aims to help telecommunications providers to take advantage of the benefits provided by the cloud and accelerate their innovation process. The deal was announced at Mobile World Congress 2016 , taking place in Barcelona. Next, find out what the goals of this partnership are and how providers can benefit from it. Check out:

What are the main objectives of the partnership?

For some time, Ericsson has plans to encourage telecommunications service providers to adopt cloud solutions and abandon operations carried out through internal IT infrastructures, mainly aiming to make them provide more efficient mobile services to users. The company, then, intends to act as a bridge that connects its customers to AWS public cloud services.

It intends to help service providers build gateways that connect their internal data centers to the Amazon division's data warehouses. Another technology that Ericsson will provide is software that helps telecom service providers exploit public cloud services, allowing them to manage the workflow between their facilities and AWS data centers.

What are the reasons for Ericsson to explore the cloud?

The new technologies that have been disseminated in the domestic world in recent years, such as cloud computing and mobile broadband, have transformed the battlefield of telecommunications service providers. With each passing day, companies seek to take advantage of the opportunities that arise in the IT area to increase the agility of operations, reduce their complexity and create unique value for their users.

And to meet all these needs, Ericsson decided to turn to the use of the AWS public cloud to be able to work closely with its customers and help them implement the cloud in their operations, so that they achieve all their business objectives. With a better infrastructure, telecommunications companies will also be able to develop new mobile applications and IoT (Internet of Things) solutions.

How will providers benefit?

One of the great benefits of the public cloud is that it makes it possible for companies to rent storage space and computing power from a cloud provider who maintain these resources in their own data centers. With this, they do not need to buy a physical IT infrastructure or spend on its maintenance, just paying a fee for what they use – the pay-per-use payment model.

Another advantage is related to the upgrade of the infrastructure. If data centers can be upgraded and reconfigured using software, enterprise staff no longer need to manage the time-consuming and costly hardware upgrade process. And with the speed provided by the cloud, mobile developers can deliver fast, reliable services over wireless connections, even in the most remote areas.

What can we expect from this promising partnership?

At this time, Ericsson is building a global team of public cloud engineers and consultants focused on AWS services and opening “cloud innovation hubs” with the support of architects and training services from the Amazon division. . The first customer to come out of the partnership is Telstra, a telecommunications operator in Australia, which is already hosting a cloud innovation center.

For Jason Hoffman, business director at Ericsson, the company's network and mobile communications equipment, together with AWS cloud solutions, form a winning combination. Anders Lindblad, head of Ericsson's cloud business unit, said that Ericsson has always had great ideas and made them available in all countries. And the AWS platform is what will drive new growth opportunities.

And you, what do you think of the partnership signed between Ericsson and AWS? Tell us your opinion in the comments!

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