Telstra and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have signed a framework agreement with the intent to develop differentiated multi-access edge computing solutions that will bring cloud services closer to Australian customers and their devices while delivering “game changing speed and flexibility”.
Telstra intends to explore a range of AWS’s edge compute solutions that give organisations the ability to deploy applications closer to end customers to increase their resilience and performance, delivering a faster and more seamless user experience.
To bring new differentiated capability to customers, AWS and Telstra will plan how to integrate AWS edge compute solutions with Telstra’s multi-access network. For example, integrating AWS’s edge compute solutions and Telstra’s 5G network enables application traffic from 5G devices to reach cloud services running in edge compute locations without leaving the Telstra network. This prevents the latency that would result from multiple hops to the internet, and means customers in industries that require low-latency and resilience such as media and entertainment, manufacturing, healthcare, and gaming can take full advantage of the low-latency and high-bandwidth benefits, which can deliver greater speed and flexibility.
The collaboration will help Telstra accelerate digital transformation for enterprise and government customers by facilitating a wide range of transformative capabilities that require resilience and low latency, such as autonomous industrial equipment, smart cars and cities, Internet of Things (IoT), and augmented and virtual reality.
Telstra Enterprise Group Executive David Burns said, “We want to help Australian businesses benefit from ultra-fast response times and enhanced resilience that comes with embedding AWS edge computing solutions at the edge of Telstra’s multi-access network. For example, by bringing our customers and their mission critical applications closer together via our 5G network collaboration, regardless of work location, Australian businesses can transform the way they operate and serve their customers.”
AWS Managing Director in Australia and New Zealand, Adam Beavis said, “The collaboration between AWS and Telstra will enable highly responsive experiences on new 5G networks. With AWS edge computing solutions, Telstra can build and deploy applications even closer to its customers, and deliver more seamless user experiences in such areas as industrial robotic and drone automation, connected vehicles, ML-assisted healthcare, and immersive entertainment.”