Deutsche Telekom has expanded its partnership with Google Cloud, with the US hyperscaler set to host the company's 5G core.
The two companies have partnered for several years, and in 2021 they teamed up to develop a German Sovereign Cloud.
Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems will manage and operate Google Cloud services in Germany, ensuring it complies with data sovereignty regulations.
The expanded partnership will see the two companies pilot several network services such as 5G Standalone in Austria, as well as remote packet gateway functions, leveraging Google Cloud and Google Distributed Cloud Edge.
Deutsche Telekom will also roll out Google Cloud network analytics tools. Deutsche Telekom will pilot several use cases regarding anomaly detection, performance counter, and trace data in a first step in utilizing data-driven operations and automated workflows with open, Kubernetes-based solutions offered by Google Cloud.
The German telco will also trial Google Cloud’s data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions in a joint proof of concept.
“At Deutsche Telekom we are implementing our Leading Digital Telco strategy by investing in best-in-class network infrastructure and by establishing cloud-based service platforms,” said Claudia Nemat, board member of Deutsche Telekom.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with Google Cloud by conducting trials in key areas that will allow us to more rapidly innovate and launch new services and customer experiences.”
Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud CEO, added: “Communication service providers are increasingly looking for cloud-native solutions to advance the deployment of network functions and drive automation, elasticity, and scalability.
“We believe our partnership with Deutsche Telekom will deliver significantly improved experiences for end users that will ultimately raise the standard for the telecommunications industry.”