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 (opens in new tab).
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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but phone/telecom companies don't want to work with them.
Haven't they learned anything from W10M
Infact Africa and Europe use Huawei technologies for 5g networks exclusively.
Sounds like they've been listening to Kerry hilson
This is about edge computing and they chose MS over AWS, so...
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