New solution offers a robust software framework for developers, platform-as-a-service and cloud-native multi-access edge computing technologies.
EDGE COMPUTING CONGRESS, Berlin, Germany - September 20, 2018 - Deutsche Telekom and Altran today announced the creation of an Open Source, Low Latency Edge Compute Platform available to operators, to enable them to develop and launch 5G mobile applications and services faster. The cost-effective Edge platform is built for software-defined data centers (SDDC) and is decentralized, to accelerate the deployment of ultra-low latency applications. The joint solution will include a software framework with key capabilities for developers, delivered as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and will incorporate cloud-native Multi-access edge computing (MEC) technologies.
The global edge computing market size is projected to exceed USD 3 billion by 2025[i]. By adopting Open Source strategies and virtualized networking technology at the edge, operators can deliver new services faster and at much greater operational efficiency to monetize 5G from the onset. Deutsche Telekom and Altran recently collaborated to trial the software framework by supporting developers at Deutsche Telekom’s incubator in Germany, hub:raum.
“We believe that edge computing will be a critical success factor to achieve the full benefits of 5G for our customers”, says Tomasz Gerszberg, SVP Edge Computing of Deutsche Telekom, “and we believe in joining forces with our ecosystem partners to accelerate innovation and the adoption of new technology.”
“Edge computing will provide value as it will deliver engaging and worthwhile subscriber experiences and operators need the capabilities to bring that to fruition,” said Walid Negm, CTO of Altran. “We are very excited to be partnering with Deutsche Telekom on this Open Source initiative. Our innovative solution enables forward-looking operators to leverage their network and collaborate with application developers to leapfrog the competition and gain a competitive edge - at the edge.”
Over the next three years, Deutsche Telekom and Altran will be working on a number of projects to strengthen the strategic partnership. Deutsche Telekom will utilize Altran’s consultancy, design, engineering and R&D service offerings for the group.
Dietmar Wendt, President Communications at Altran said: “By combining both our companies’ expertise, capabilities, and ecosystems, this partnership will accelerate digital transformation and the introduction of new network technologies across the group. Put simply, it adds value and will deliver the best quality of experience for subscribers.”
About Deutsche Telekom
With some 156 million mobile customers, 29 million fixed-network lines, and more than 18 million broadband lines, Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunication companies serving customers in more than 50 countries. In 2017 216,000 employees generated total revenue of 74.9 billion Euros. Learn more about Deutsche Telekom.
Altran is a global design and engineering company innovating for customers for what comes next in North America and beyond. We lead our clients into the future by solving their most complex engineering services needs and mission critical software framework solutions. For decades, we have helped companies connect new things and scale with intention. We bring differentiated value to market faster in focused industries to help transform products, brands, companies, and start-ups. Based in San Francisco, frog, the global leader in innovation and product design, is also part of Altran.
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