The AWS Telco Network Builder will enable CSPs to use the common telecom industry standard language to specify the information of their network, including networking requirements, compute needs, connection points, and geographical distribution in a template uploaded to the service
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of AWS Telco Network Builder, a fully managed network automation service, to support customers deploy, operate, and scale telco networks on the company’s cloud platform.
The AWS Telco Network Builder will enable communications service providers (CSPs) to use the common telecom industry standard language to specify the information of their network in a template uploaded to the service. The details that can be included by the CSPs are networking requirements, compute needs, connection points, and geographical distribution.
The new offering from AWS converts the template into a cloud-based network design. It then configures the required AWS infrastructure, thereby reducing the time taken for the deployment of an operational, cloud-configured telco network from days to hours.
The fully managed network automation service offers a centralised dashboard for monitoring and handling networks that operate on AWS infrastructure.
The AWS Telco Network Builder will automatically change compute and storage resources once customers update their networks, allowing CSPs to focus on business operations and the delivery of new services.
Besides, the new service is said to integrate with popular third-party, end-to-end orchestrators for CSPs to ensure continuity across current telco network operations and business systems.
With no upfront fees, AWS Telco Network Builder is generally available in US West (Oregon), US East (N. Virginia), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Europe (Frankfurt), and Europe (Paris). It is expected to be available in additional AWS regions soon.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud vice president Jan Hofmeyr said: “Groundbreaking in the value it provides to the telecom industry, AWS Telco Network Builder removes the burden of translating a customer’s desired telco network into a cloud architecture, empowering them to easily modernize and quickly scale to meet demand while freeing time and capital to build new offerings, expand coverage, and refocus on invention.”