Telecommunications company Telstra and Microsoft have extended their long-standing partnership to deliver new digital solutions for enterprise. The collaboration will focus on delivering cloud, internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to improve efficiency, decision-making and customer experiences.
Microsoft says that the partnership is based on the firms’ shared understanding that, used in combination, cloud and 5G will enable intelligent devices to be securely deployed on a much greater scale.
The partnership will work to: harness IoT, Edge, AI and digital twins to develop new solutions in supply chain management, telematics and more; use Azure as Telstra’s preferred cloud to support ongoing digital transformation; explore the use of technology to advance sustainability and climate commitments; and build solutions that leverage the Telstra Data Hub – the company’s data sharing and collaboration platform built on Azure.
“The broad adoption of cloud and 5G technology will create new opportunities for businesses worldwide, including in Australia,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. “We’re expanding our partnership with Telstra and bringing together the power of Azure and Telstra’s network to build new solutions in critical areas like asset tracking, supply-chain management, and smart spaces, harnessing the latest advances in AI, digital twins, and mixed reality.”