IBM announces advancements and new collaborations in 5G automation, connectivity and security at Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles

IBM collaborates with Boston Dynamics, Cisco, Palo Alto Networks and Turnium Technology Group to help equip businesses in the next phase of digital transformation

Posted: October 6, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. EDT|Update: October 26, 2021 at 2:15 p.m. EDT

ARMONK, NY, October 26, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced new collaborations and expanded partnership relationships to strengthen the company’s capabilities in hybrid cloud, AI, automation and network security at Mobile World Congress Los Angeles (MWC LA). These innovations highlight IBM’s role in helping the telecommunications industry evolve as 5G and Edge Computing redefine the way businesses and consumers connect.

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IBM continues to make major strides in helping CSPs adopt AI and automation on open hybrid cloud platforms, as well as standards to stay in control of where and how they deploy their services network, state-of-the-art IT and corporate offerings. By leveraging IBM’s AI-based automation software, such as IBM Cloud Pak for Network Automation, and services through IBM Consulting, IBM will help drive innovation for CSPs through its capabilities in systems integration; the application of technology to create ever smarter workflows; and support application modernization so enterprises can deliver at scale in a world of hybrid cloud environments.

At MWC LA, IBM is announcing the following innovations, designed to equip businesses for the next stage of their digital journey:

  • A new collaboration between Boston Dynamics and IBM is focused on delivering data analytics to the edge to help enterprises keep workers safe, optimize field operations, and increase maintenance productivity in industrial environments such as plant facilities. manufacturing, power plants and warehouses. Using AI and hybrid cloud innovations from IBM Research, IBM Consulting will develop edge payloads that integrate with Spot, Boston Dynamics’ agile mobile robot. Boston Dynamics and IBM will announce these new innovations at the joint keynote at Mobile World Congress LA. For more information see the blog:
  • Cisco and IBM are expanding their relationship and will integrate key offerings, including IBM Cloud Pak for Network Automation and Cisco Crosswork Network Automation software, to enable orchestration and management of virtual 5G networks. For more information read the blog:
  • Palo Alto Networks and IBM are expanding their relationship to help meet the unique security requirements of carriers deploying 5G networks and edge services. Companies strive to provide common security solutions and services designed for 5G networks and ecosystems. The collaboration provides automation and orchestration to help create secure 5G network slices designed to enable new revenue streams for network operators. Leveraging Palo Alto Networks containerized NGFW (CN Series), Prisma Cloud Compute Edition container security solution, IBM Cloud Pak for Network Automation and IBM Security Services, the joint solution is designed to enable agility and optimal threat detection based on in-depth visibility of 5G traffic. IBM and Palo Alto Networks will demonstrate a 5G network slice with validation, security orchestration and response at Mobile World Congress LA.
  • Turnium Technology Group Announces Commitment to Integrate Technology Assurance Group (TAG) Managed Technology Service Provider Network with IBM Cloud for Telecommunications. Collaboration between Turnium and IBM helps Technology Assurance Group (TAG) extend the reach of their managed technology solutions and partner network to new customers through United States. For more information, read the press release: ibm-cloud-for-telecommunications

A recent IBM Institute for Business Value study on ‘The End of Communication Services As We Know It’ found that 59% of high-performing CSPs surveyed agree they need to become secure clouds infused with AI and The study also indicates that Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are thinking more strategically about 5G-enabled edge computing for its ability to generate more revenue, as 5G and edge computing pave the way for a new reality for business, ”said Andrew Coward, Managing Director, Software Defined Networking, IBM. “We continue to help CSPs adopt secure technologies such as automation, AI and hybrid cloud, and we believe IBM is uniquely positioned to provide the software and advice needed to evolve their architecture. digital. “

IBM will have a strong presence as the show’s network automation partner, co-leading a main session with Boston Dynamics, speaking in breakout sessions on the new era of automation and IoT in healthcare and hosting live solution demonstrations.

Statements regarding IBM’s future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only.

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