Swisscom adopts AWS for enterprise IT and 5G core on cloud

Swisscom plans to switch to the cloud platform of Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a range of applications which power its enterprise resource planning, operational support system, and analytics and contact center.

The Swiss telecom operator and AWS said in a joint statement they will also look to migrate Swisscom’s 5G network built on current infrastructure to a new, standalone 5G network powered by AWS’s cloud platform.

Standalone networks offer higher capacity and faster speeds which make it possible to apply new 5G use cases such as driverless cars or remote, high-fidelity medical consultations.

AWS is looking to open data centres in Zurich, allowing Swisscom to process customer data in the country and deliver real-time services with low latency.

Swisscom plans to explore new customer experiences using machine learning and AI features from AWS for its TV and online services.