Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia on Wednesday unveiled a five-year strategic alliance with Google to run multiple software applications across its data centers and servers, as well as through the latter’s Google Cloud.
The partnership, which is being rolled out across Europe as 5G services, is intended to “transform Nokia’s digital infrastructure” and mark an operational shift to a cloud-first IT strategy, the Finnish group said in a statement. is designed for.
“This agreement is expected to result in meaningful operational efficiencies and cost savings over time due to reductions in real estate footprint, hardware energy consumption and hardware capacity purchasing requirements,” Nokia said.
The agreement, whose financial terms were not disclosed, is the latest in such a massive cloud computing alliance between European operators and the US giant.
Google Cloud already has agreements with French automaker Renault and telecommunications provider Orange, Amazon Web Services has one with Volkswagen, as does Microsoft with the French health ministry.
Those arrangements have come in line with the governments of France and Germany, which announced their “Gaia X” project last June, to meet their needs for data security while the United States and China are fully engaged. was designed to create a bespoke European infrastructure to enable the continent Trade war broke out.
Nokia and its main rivals Ericsson and Huawei account for about 80 percent of commercial 5G global networks.
China’s Huawei is believed to be at the fore in the roll-out of the technology for next-generation connections, although it is subject to US-imposed sanctions over alleged security reservations in Europe and the United States, amid fears that Chinese can spy on mobile data.
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