Microsoft updates Azure for Operators Suite

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Key notes

  • Microsoft updates Azure for Operators suite at MWC 2024.
  • Updates focus on enhancing network efficiency, security, and management for telcos.
  • Key features include AI-powered insights, 5G core solution, and a scam protection service.

Microsoft presented updates to its Azure for Operators suite of cloud-based solutions at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024. These updates focus on enhancing telecommunications operators’ (telcos) capabilities in network efficiency, security, and management.

Azure Operator Nexus has seen increased adoption and now incorporates AI features, enabling operators to manage workloads on-premises or on Azure, streamlining network management, and improving security.

Azure Operator Insights and Copilot utilize AI to offer operators proactive and predictive network performance insights. This can assist operators in transitioning from reactive troubleshooting to preventive maintenance and optimization.

Azure Operator 5G Core now offers a scalable and containerized approach to managing mobile networks, potentially facilitating the adoption and management of 5G technology.

Azure Operator Call Protection (in public preview) utilizes AI to protect consumers from real-time phone scams. This service could offer an additional revenue stream for operators.

Azure Programmable Connectivity (APC), now in public preview, simplifies developers’ access to network APIs, potentially enabling the creation of innovative network-aware applications and services.

The company is committed to collaborating with operators and other stakeholders to build secure, efficient, and future-proof network infrastructure.

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