Deutsche Telekom and Google Cloud sign partnership agreement

Thomas Kurian | Google Cloud and Deutsche Telekom

Google Cloud and Deutsche Telekom have expanded their partnership to define a joint roadmap for the telecommunications industry by bringing the power of the cloud closer to mobile and connected devices at the edge of Deutsche Telekom’s network.

With around 248 million mobile customers, 26 million fixed-network lines, and 22 million broadband lines, Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, providing fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, internet, and IPTV products and services.

By creating more secure, reliable, and scalable cloud-native networks, companies like Deutsche Telekom are better positioned to deliver elastic, high-capacity, high-bandwidth, and low-latency connectivity and value-added services to customers.

The expanded partnership will focus on the following areas: core network services, which include a jointly pilot network services and remote gateway functions; network analytics to automate workflows and utilize the data collected; and customer experience analytics using AI and machine learning solutions to improve actionable insights and gain a better understanding of customer needs and optimize offerings.

Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, said: “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.”

Claudia Nemat, board member of Deutsche Telekom, said: “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. 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.”