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Red Hat Helps Drive Telecommunications Modernization Across the Globe with Open Hybrid Cloud Technologies

Communication service providers worldwide meet new data, capacity and service demands, backed by Red Hat’s cloud-native solutions

RALEIGH, N.C. – RED HAT SUMMIT

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that several communications service providers (CSPs) across the globe have chosen Red Hat to help them modernize networks in order to better meet the challenges of an incredibly competitive, evolving and growing marketplace. With the emergence of 5G, CSPs are now tasked with providing modern networks that connect organizations in every industry, from healthcare to smart cars and more. 

Through the enhanced reliability and flexibility of Red Hat OpenShift, HKT is able to react more quickly to market shifts and improve our agility while still delivering innovative services to our customers.

Eric Wongsenior vice president, Technical Service, Operation and Security, HKT

Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud technologies provide the foundation and capabilities that many service providers require to virtualize and containerize their networks, enabling the faster delivery of new and innovative applications and services. These implementations include:

HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider and a leading innovator, realized quickly that the COVID-19 pandemic would accelerate enterprise digital transformation. To better meet this moment, HKT worked with Red Hat to diversify and expand the services on its unified online shopping platform, Club Shopping, built on Red Hat OpenShift. Another example is the launch of DrGo, an end-to-end app-based platform, which provides telemedicine services by connecting users with Hong Kong registered doctors and other healthcare professionals through the app. Through the enhanced reliability and flexibility of OpenShift, HKT is now able to react more quickly to market shifts, improving its nimbleness while still delivering innovative new services to its customers.

Proximus, Belgium’s largest telecommunications provider, sought to replace a costly legacy network environment with a more flexible, scalable network functions virtualization (NFV) approach. By standardizing its NFV strategy on Red Hat OpenStack Platform supported by Red Hat Ceph Storage, Proximus can now run critical service functions in a cost-effective, scalable way, lowering associated costs by 20%. Additionally, by using Red Hat OpenShift for its web properties and cloud-native development environment, Proximus is able to deploy and run container-based microservices at scale, saving approximately $35,000 in monthly infrastructure setup and maintenance costs. 

Samsung, a leader in innovative mobile communications, engaged with Red Hat to expand deployment options of its 5G solutions, including 5G Core and Radio Access Network (RAN), by applying them to Red Hat OpenShift. Samsung completed the testing and validation of its 5G core CNF on Red Hat OpenShift for a joint customer deployment. Samsung is also planning to test and validate its 5G vRAN on Red Hat OpenShift.

Telecom Argentina, a leading communication and entertainment service provider in Argentina, reached out to Red Hat for a scalable and more stable Kubernetes-based solution. Red Hat OpenShift is helping Telecom Argentina modernize Flow, its digital-based entertainment platform, that offers live content and on demand TV series and shows, movies, games and music. Through this cloud-native platform adoption, Telecom Argentina has advanced the evolution of Flow for future challenges, with new models and new technologies also fostering a strong open source culture and DevOps mindset within the digital and cultural transformation the company is undergoing. 

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Honoré LaBourdette, global vice president of telco, media and entertainment, Red Hat

"Communication service providers are helping organizations at every enterprise provide groundbreaking innovation while working to modernize their networks in an incredibly competitive market. With Red Hat OpenShift, CSPs can focus on tackling the industries most exciting use cases like edge computing, standalone 5G core and more."

Eric Wong, senior vice president, Technical Service, Operation and Security, HKT

"Through the enhanced reliability and flexibility of Red Hat OpenShift, HKT is able to react more quickly to market shifts and improve our agility while still delivering innovative services to our customers."

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