Amazon AWS: O2 Telefonica and Nokia selects AWS to host 5G standalone network

May 13, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been selected to host O2 Telefónica Germany's 5G Standalone (5G SA) network as the telco confirmed that it has launched its 5G Cloud Core, built entirely in the cloud, using technology from vendors Nokia and AWS.

“We are building our network of the future. With the launch of the new, cloud-based 5G core network, we are doing pioneering work and are taking a major step in our transformation process," said Mallik Rao, chief technology & information officer (CTIO) of O2 Telefónica.

"With the new 5G Cloud Core, we are moving away from traditional architectures and instead focusing on modern, high-performance, and efficient network technologies. In doing so, we are relying on the quality and global expertise of Nokia and AWS."

The company also claims the network is more energy efficient, pointing out that only the necessary resources are utilized.

"It will bring O2 Telefónica the ability to dynamically scale and allocate 5G network capabilities to meet customer needs, as well as the needs of the new applications that will run on top of the new core," added Fabio Cerone, general manager telecom EMEA at AWS.