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IBM and TELUS to deliver 5G and edge computing across Canada


Industry

December 9, 2021
By Maryam Farag

Photo: IBM Canada.

IBM and TELUS announced the deployment of a Canada-wide 5G edge computing platform to enable enterprises across multiple industries to accelerate solutions.

TELUS’ 5G edge computing platform, deployed as a hybrid multi-cloud environment paired with IBM Cloud Satellite, extends open cloud services to the edge of the network, “helping customers improve business performance and customer experience while meeting critical data security and sovereignty requirements.”

“The pandemic has shown us how important highly secure and reliable connections are for Canadians, especially in a time of heightened digital transformation,” said Claude Guay, President, IBM Canada. “IBM is working closely with leaders like TELUS to use hybrid multi-cloud platforms, such as IBM Cloud Satellite, coupled with industry expertise to bring the power of 5G closer to the customers’ data. This helps TELUS deliver value to better enable digital transformation for its enterprise clients.”

The two companies will co-create solutions to help transform the customer experience using the IBM Garage Methodology to drive enterprise design thinking at scale. As a result, TELUS aims to bring new revenue-generating offerings that deliver value and cost-savings to businesses and consumers across industries.

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“To unlock the true values and benefits of 5G and develop viable use cases, strategic partnerships must be formed between players in the ecosystem. With IBM, we are combining our award-winning 5G infrastructure with the flexibility of an edge computing platform that will harness the power of transformative technologies across multiple industries,” said Ibrahim Gedeon, Chief Technology Officer, TELUS.