Smarter enterprise: marrying the sting and 5G enterprise

The best way to harness the tremendous potential of network edge solutions may look different than any other. After all, not every detail will be the same for every company. However, there are some basic principles that can be applied. These are:

  • Build on Your Business Strengths: Identify some corporate customers you could work with and how you can meet their immediate business needs
  • Start small and always think about replication: Identify a use case or two for which you can begin developing a replicable solution. Make sure the solution has the potential to be applied to other types of businesses and use cases
  • Partnership with Hyperscale Cloud Providers (HCPs) for Enterprise Edge: Together you can bring the combined performance of the network and the public cloud functions to the edge
  • Invest in multi-HCP orchestration functions: In addition to having a cloud-based 5G core network, ensure that you can orchestrate network functions and run enterprise applications in the HCP environment

No communication service provider (CSP), hyperscale cloud provider or enterprise system integrator will be successful on its own. The synergetic power of the edge can be unleashed through collaboration and integration into the corporate application ecosystem.

Partnership between Ericsson and Telstra

The Ericsson-Telstra partnership was designed to explore and develop an enterprise edge cloud solution. The journey that we have embarked on adhered firmly to the guiding principles mentioned above. and is an example of a CSP introducing edge computing in phases. It started with a trial with a Telstra customer in the financial sector. With 5G standalone being introduced and Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G core supporting both 4G and 5G connectivity, Telstra will now prepare to scale the network and enterprise edge solution to accommodate other industries and customers apply.

Seizing 5G company opportunities – a discussion

The journey of Telstra’s 5G ecosystem is being explored in more detail as part of BDGS ‘recently launched 5G company series “5G – The Catalyst for Business Transformation”. Nikos Katinakis, Group Executive Networks and IT, Telstra speaks with the series host, Jan Karlsson, Head of Digital Services, Ericsson, about the opportunities Telstra is focusing on, how they partner with their ecosystem players, their experiences with the Deployment of 5G and the need for orchestration of multi-cloud services. Nikos also explores Telstra’s ambitions with infrastructural offices, supply chain management, food safety and mining solutions.

The series “5G – the catalyst for corporate transformation” offers talks with leading CSPs. The aim of the series is to present examples of companies using the power of 5G to transform their business and the steps they have taken to monetize 5G. Discussions between Jan Karlsson and his guests revolve around the current challenges and opportunities that this technology brings with it and various ecosystem approaches.

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