Ericsson Wins Google Cloud Partner Award for 5G Innovations

Ericsson recognized with Google Cloud Partner Award for advancing 5G and cloud technologies in telecommunications.

Ericsson, a global leader in wireless technology, announced today that the company was recognized for its market-leading 5G portfolio on Google Cloud technology. Ericsson has partnered with Google Cloud to drive the world’s leading operators on their cloud journey, helping customers realize 5G networks and bringing network automation and AI/ML capabilities to bear across various use cases.

Ericsson is honored to receive this recognition for the second year. The Google Cloud Partner of the Year Award for Industry Solution – Technology: Telecommunications is a testament to our collaboration, innovating on Core network advancements, Edge Cloud and Cloud RAN on Google Cloud solutions.

Manish Singh, VP of Strategic Alliance & KAM – Google, Hyperscalers Global Customer Unit, Ericsson

Google Cloud’s Partner Awards celebrate the transformative impact and value that partners have delivered for customers. We’re proud to announce Ericsson as a 2024 Google Cloud Partner Award winner and recognize their achievements enabling customer success from the past year.

Kevin Ichhpurani, Corporate Vice President, Global Ecosystem and Channels, Google Cloud

Ericsson and Google Cloud have embarked on a strategic partnership to transform the telecommunications industry with several key initiatives:

  • Core Network Advancements: The partnership has successfully deployed Ericsson’s 5G Core cloud-native network functions (CNFs) on an on-premises Google Distributed Cloud Edge (GDC Edge). This accomplishment marks a milestone in leveraging cloud technology for more scalable and flexible network infrastructures.
  • 5G and Edge Cloud Solutions: Together, Ericsson and Google Cloud are providing innovative 5G and Edge cloud solutions for telecommunications companies and enterprises alike, driving digital transformation and enabling the development of new digital experiences for customers across a multitude of industries.
  • Cloud RAN: The recent expansion of the collaboration includes the development of a Cloud RAN solution on Google Distributed Cloud. This initiative offers integrated automation and orchestration, leveraging AI/ML for additional benefits to communications service providers (CSPs).

In 2024, the partnership aims to build on the successes of 2023 by further enabling its telecommunication workloads on Google’s GDC Edge, realize select AI/ML-driven use cases that will be impactful for the telecommunication industry, and launch new offerings for the strategic areas that Ericsson prioritizes across its customer segments. 

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