Microsoft has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Affirmed Networks, a fully virtualized cloud-native mobile network solutions company.
The solutions enable operators to simplify network operations, reduce costs and rapidly create and launch new revenue-generating services.
The acquisition will allow Micorosoft to evolve their work with the telecommunications industry by building a secure and trusted cloud platform for operators. Microsoft will be able to offer new and innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of operators, including managing their network workloads in the cloud.
With innovation in software and by making use of broadly available cloud computing platforms like Microsoft Azure, operators can deploy and maintain 5G networks and services more efficiently, more cost effectively, more rapidly and more securely.
Bringing the technology and team of experts into Microsoft will allow it to extend cloud offering to operators everywhere as they increasingly looking to run their networks in a hybrid environment.
To ensure the success of its customers, Microsoft will work closely with existing suppliers, emerging innovators and other stakeholders around the world, including in Europe, Asia, the US and other markets.