Telenor, the Norwegian telecoms company, has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expand its cloud-based innovation and create new 5G and edge services.
As part of their agreement, Telenor and AWS will invest in joint go-to-market activities in industries such as manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, and automotive.
Tapping into AWS’ most advanced cloud technologies, Telenor will scale its cloud footprint whilst developing innovative new services for its customers.
The agreement expands upon the existing collaboration between both companies, with Telenor also becoming a member of the AWS Partner Network.
Sigve Brekke, president and CEO of Telenor Group, said: “Working with AWS, we are continuing to advance and modernise the telecommunications industry—digitalising and expanding our offerings beyond connectivity.
“Together, we are building on our individual strengths and scaling secure, robust, and advanced cloud services, alongside the latest networking technology, for our customers much faster than we could ever do before. Our shared ambition is to use scalable and flexible building blocks from AWS to continuously raise the bar for what’s possible.”
Through previous work with AWS, Telenor implemented a mobile core running in the cloud for Vimla, the company’s mobile network brand in Sweden.
Vimla uses a wide range of AWS services, including Amazon ElastiCache, AWS Lambda, AWS Transit Gateway, and others to help scale elastically and provide a better service to more customers.
Telenor and AWS also plan to expand in the areas of 5G edge for mobile private networks (MPNs) and edge computing.
Last year, Telenor 5G enabled a ‘network on wheels (NOW)’ prototype powered by AWS. NOW gives customers the ability to set up an autonomous private 5G network wherever it is needed.
The NOW prototype is currently being used by the Norwegian defence material agency and the Norwegian Public Service broadcaster Norsk Rikskringkasting (NRK) for communication and remote production use cases.
Looking towards Telenor’s Asian market, its Thailand brand dtac launched a 5G private network proof-of-concept for Thai enterprises based on edge computing and the AWS Snow Family.
This solution helps customers process AI-based video analytics and other applications in remote locations, even in areas with intermittent connectivity.
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