IBM expands 5G deals with Verizon and Telefonica


IBM, on Monday, reavealed that it will offer telecom operators Verizon and Telefonica new services ranging from running 5G over a cloud platform to using artificial intelligence.

IBM will offer the telecom operators cloud services to run their networks and assist them in selling products tailored to customers.

The tie-ups broadened IBM’s existing partnerships with the two firms.

On the AI front, IBM and Spain’s Telefonica have created a virtual assistant that they say will remove friction points, such as long wait times, by automating the handling of frequently asked questions and tasks like billing.