Platform Vodafone is arising from the company’s internal transformation efforts, in its mobility, 5G, fixed, unified communications and IoT expertise plus the venture with IBM and other assets. The question is whether this will position the company to monetize its network and edge architecture and establish a more strategic role as technology/ industry platform provider.
A platform-based approach to delivering integrated network and IT services enables providers to take advantage of IN-HOUSE, partner and third-party CLOUD, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and new technologies – INCLUDING MPN and MEC, IoT, AUTomation and machine learning – and do this in a fast, consistent and scalable way.
There’s a major DISRUPtion playing OUT in the tELECOMMUNICATIONS market as the basic VALUE is no longer in being able to do network service provisioning better; it is in enabling BUSINESSES do things they COULD never otherwise do by themselves – in an on- demand and easy-on fashion, and now, to do this at the edge.
Vodafone is at the mobile edge COMPUTING frontier with its AWS agreement to bring AWS Wavelength to EURope, beginning with the UK and Germany (and with its IBM vENTURe in hand). It has the ingredients for enabling low-latency application development across DISTRIBUTed and dedicated environments with its platform and services approach.
The key UNKNOWN is the extent to which BUSINESSES will seek network and IT services from the ‘technology COMMUNICATIONS’ provider Vodafone is seeking to become, vERSUS all of the other market participants.None of the companies in this sector can declare SUCCESS yet; however, the transformation rEQUIRed to SUPPORT the new needs is UNDERWAY. Vodafone’s commitment to a platform CULTURe and software engineering (IN-HOUSE, partner, co-creation) is CRUCIAL here.
Around the globe, our network reaches 184 countries.
We provide the underlying transport network, the virtual overlay, and the platform to prioritise everything.