Microsoft acquires Affirmed Networks to help telecom companies with 5G
Microsoft will use technology from its new acquisition to help telecommunication companies manage 5G networks.
What you need to know
- Microsoft has acquired Affirmed Networks, a company that specializes in cloud-based mobile network solutions.
- The acquisition will help Microsoft work with telecommunication companies with 5G.
- Microsoft believes that cloud computing platforms like Azure will play a large role in 5G.
Microsoft announced the acquisition of Affirmed Networks today. The move will help Microsoft work with telecommunication companies as companies build and manage 5G networks. Microsoft did not close the amount that it acquired Affirmed Networks for. Microsoft's Corporate Vice President, Azure Networking, Yousef Khalidi, explains the deal in a new blog post.
In that post, Khalidi explains how Affirmed Networks fits in with Microsoft's upcoming plans:
Khalidi also explains how the acquisition will help Microsoft work with telecommunication companies:
Previous generations of wireless networks were based on purpose-built hardware, as pointed out by Khalidi. Microsoft believes that cloud computing platforms, including Azure, can make 5G networks run quickly, efficiently, and securely.
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