Telekom Malaysia taps ZTE for cloud 5G core

Telekom Malaysia taps ZTE for cloud 5G core

Telekom Malaysia (TM) and Chinese vendor ZTE partnered up to build a hybrid cloud 5G core network, a move designed to deliver new technologies and applications.

The partnership will aim to foster innovation over the next three years in technologies such as bare metal containers, SDN-based architecture, hardware acceleration, CUPS, and 3-layer decoupling. ZTE Malaysia said advances in these technologies would enable TM to build an efficient and reliable 5G core network.  

ZTE added the rollout is predicted to transform the way the operator processes data, which could increase the development of future technologies and applications.

TM EVP of mobile Jasmine Lee Sze Inn said: “This strategic partnership will transform 5G-enabled networks to deliver innovative solutions and services through our state-of-the-art network and infrastructure, and enable seamless connectivity and exceptional network performance.”

“We believe that this collaboration will further accelerate the adoption of 5G networks across Malaysia, and enable next-generation technology such as smart cities, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, automation and other future technologies to drive both industry and the nation’s digital agenda forward.” 

ZTE Malaysia CEO Steven Ge added, “this will accelerate the launch of 5G networks across Malaysia”.

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