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Amdocs, Microsoft extend collaboration to support operators' cloud migration

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More of Amdocs' portfolio will be available on Microsoft Azure and Azure for Operators: Amdocs becomes Preferred Industry Scenario Partner.

The collaboration is intended to enable and speed up service providers' move to cloud-native solutions, cloud transformation services and deployment of 5G networks in the cloud.

The two say the advantages of a more rapid cloud migration are that service providers will be able to offer new and differentiated cloud services to drive growth.

They also claim it will boost customer loyalty and add value thorugh fast and agile interactions, and an ecosystem of third-party partners.

BSS/OSS in the cloud

All this will be possible, they say, by using Amdocs’ cloud-native BSS/OSS solutions and services, and "unique delivery accountability model" while benefiting from Azure's cloud capabilities to build, manage and deploy operator applications at scale. 

Shuky Sheffer, President and CEO of Amdocs, said, “Microsoft is playing a pivotal role in accelerating [communications service providers'] journeys to the cloud…We are therefore delighted to become a Microsoft preferred Industry Priority Scenario (IPS) Partner.

Unique opportunity

Hudson Althoff, EVP, Microsoft’s Worldwide Commercial Business, added, “In the era of 5G and the cloud, service providers have a unique opportunity to future-proof their networks, lower operating costs and boost revenue.

“Still, to realise the benefits of the cloud, service providers need a business system infrastructure that can operate with scale, agility and pace. Our collaboration with Amdocs delivers the advantages of 5G and the cloud in addition to offering service providers a rich ecosystem of apps and devices.

"With our joint integrated platform, service providers can provide mobile edge computing and private networks for the digital enterprise.”