Telefonica taps IBM for cloud-native 5G core

23 Sep 2021

Telefonica and IBM have signed a strategic multi-year agreement which will see the vendor deploy its intelligent automation software and services to support ‘UNICA Next’, Telefonica’s first ever cloud-native 5G core network. The platform is planned to be a new ‘open-standard open-networking technology compliant platform that will be deployed across multiple central, regional, and distributed data centres offering low latency and high bandwidth, while able to deliver services in an agile manner’.