Airtel has teamed up with the search giant, Google to work on the next generation mobile networks, Google today announced that it is partnering with Airtel, India’s largest telecom services provider, and SK Telecom. This platform will bring to partners a set of powerful building blocks that Google has developed over the years.
As people increasingly access the Internet through their mobile devices, mobile operators are now designing their next-generation networks based on many of the same principles that we’ve adopted to power our own networking infrastructure. To support our partners as they roll out these networks, we’re working on a number of initiatives that we’re excited to share progress on today, said in an announcement blog.
Further the blog said, they are building a platform for operators to run their network services. This platform brings to partners a set of powerful building blocks that we have developed over time. Our SDN framework enables networks to adapt to new services and traffic patterns. Fast user space packet processing on commodity hardware increases the ability to deliver new features quickly while reducing costs. And simplified workflow management and automated testing help quickly launch and iterate on new features. This platform also builds on our existing efforts to jointly experiment with mobile operators on richer APIs. These APIs will enable new operational models and help operators bring new features (such as Smart Offline) to people.
Shyam Mardikar, CTO, Wireless, India and South Asia, Bharti Airtel commenting on the partnership said, “We look forward to collaborating with Google on this exciting initiative. It’s great to see Google bring the benefits of their networking technologies to carriers. This will bring greater efficiencies and capabilities to mobile networks and enable us to rapidly innovate on new user experiences.”
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