Today, Thursday, IBM became the youngest US tech company to launch a cloud platform for telecom operators providing 5G networks and entering into partnerships with Nokia and Samsung.

The cloud platform uses software rather than physical hardware to perform network functions. This allows network operators to set up 5G networks faster, reduce costs and sell personalized services to corporate customers.

The US government is pushing large US companies to get more involved in developing 5G networks, and this technology is expected to improve all functions. From autonomous cars to remote operations to manufacture robots.

Companies like Microsoft and Amazon have launched their own cloud platforms for telecom operators.

“Working together rather than competing is the key to success as customers use data from multiple cloud service providers (whether it's Amazon or not),” Howard Bovell, senior vice president of IBM Hybrid Cloud, told Reuters.

"IBM will provide services to its telecom partners to operate their networks and help them sell customized products to customers," he said.

In October last year, IBM, under the leadership of its new CEO (Arvind Krishna), announced that it would split into two publicly traded companies, resulting in the world's first major IT company canceling its initial operations many years ago. Diverse efforts. Focus on high-performance cloud computing now.

IBM will operate the IT infrastructure services business as an independent company, providing technical support to 4,600 customers in 115 countries / territories with a cumulative balance of $ 60 billion, with the renaming before the end of 2021.

CFO James Kavanaugh told Reuters at the time that the new company would have 90,000 employees and its management structure would be established within a few months.

The company said IBM currently employs more than 352,000 people and expects to spend nearly $ 5 billion on layoffs and operational changes.

IBM is participating in the 5G race across the telecom operator's cloud platform
IBM is participating in the 5G race across the telecom operator's cloud platform

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