Netcracker and NEC Corporation announced that e& (formerly Etisalat Group) has deployed Netcracker edge orchestration to innovate with 5G and new edge services in vertical markets.
Middle East’s leading telecommunications provider Etisalat UAE is offering a wide range of 3G, 4G, and Fibre-to-the-Home services to more than 11 million customers across the region.
Etisalat UAE will create new business value for its enterprise customers in the UAE by automating cloud-native 5G core resources and mission-critical multi-access edge computing (MEC) applications through hosting on distributed hyperscaler edge cloud platforms, said a company release.
Etisalat UAE, from e& will initially target the industrial IoT market with a comprehensive range of managed cloud-based offerings for private 5G networks with 5G connectivity and specialised MEC applications.
Enterprise customers can select services and network slices with guaranteed Service Level Agreements (SLAs) from a B2B portal. Netcracker Edge Orchestration then intelligently places the resources in the optimal edge cloud platform to meet stringent latency and performance requirements and ensures the rest of the network can support SLA service requirements.
The solution automates the entire lifecycle of cloud services, 5G core CNFs, MEC applications, and network slices across the edge domain and E2E network with a single pane of glass.
Khalid Murshed, Chief Technology and Information Officer at Etisalat UAE. “With Netcracker’s advanced Edge Orchestration solution, we can deliver our mission-critical edge services on demand and help customers from any industry to drastically increase their process efficiency, optimise business performance and unlock new opportunities.”
“Etisalat UAE’s expansion into managed private 5G services showcases their innovative vision of the future, and we are excited to help them make that vision a reality,” said Bob Titus, Chief Technology Officer at Netcracker.