Reinventing telecommunications with open innovation

Smart cities. Connected vehicles. Autonomous manufacturing and agriculture. Modern cloud-native technologies like virtualization, containers, microservices, and hyperautomation are redefining the capabilities of telecommunications networks from the core to the edge. Service providers are using open source advancements–particularly in 5G and edge technologies, and a mature and growing partner ecosystem – to remake themselves and the industries around them.

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Delivering best in class telecommunications solutions

Red Hat will serve as the primary infrastructure platform for Nokia's core network applications.

Verizon builds the intelligent edge with 5G and Red Hat

Verizon wanted to create an intelligent, adaptive, and service-aware 5G network to support businesses that need pervasive connectivity. Red Hat helped them develop a scalable 5G core, update their 5G radio access network (RAN), and modernize applications and operations with Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform.

Verizon tells the story that won them a 2023 Red Hat Innovation Award.

Open 5G 2023

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Innovation accelerates in a 5G world

10+ sessions featuring telco successes and strategies! Peer experts delve into multicloud and the pivotal technologies shaping the future of 5G.

Build open telecommunications solutions

Explore our telco demo and video hub to find the video that helps you solve your challenges and drive innovation. Gain insight from peers and industry experts on network transformation, automation, and app modernization.


Building an adaptable 5G Core

5G Core is the central nervous system of the network, essential to providing connectivity and performance. Learn more about building a 5G Core that offers ease of deployment and operation, security, compliance, and cost effectiveness for diverse use cases.


Open vRAN in Prime Time: Transitions for Established Providers

Advances in radio access network (RAN) technologies don’t just benefit "greenfield" network buildouts. Established service providers also have significant opportunities to increase deployment flexibility, reduce risk, improve resilience, and strengthen security by putting open vRAN systems to work.


Get the most out of your public cloud services

To meet rising customer expectations, boost revenue and profitability, and compete successfully, telecommunication companies need a flexible, reliable hybrid or multicloud architecture. Check out six key actions essential to successfully integrating cloud services into your strategies.

Transform customer experience

Deliver services faster

Digital services providers are competing to offer the best and most comprehensive experiences to their customers. Red Hat can help you build a containerized architecture on a flexible, scalable, open platform, so you can deliver richer and more diverse experiences closer to the customer.

Automate everything

Focus on innovation

Manual IT tasks can waste time and energy, limiting innovation and growth. Red Hat’s automation and management portfolio can help you automate routine tasks to boost productivity, improve security, and reduce delivery times. Automate to deliver consistent security and compliance across hybrid environments. Sign up for a hands-on trial with a simple, powerful IT automation solution.

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How to navigate a modern cable landscape

Service providers are constantly looking for a way to simplify their rapidly changing architecture - especially when it comes to modern edge computing. Find out why cable and media companies are adopting a new generation of network and how cloud native architectures can help.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

A secure infrastructure across telco clouds

Deploy applications and critical workloads more efficiently with a consistent experience across physical, virtual, private and public clouds, and edge deployments.  Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® provides a flexible and stable foundation to support hybrid cloud agility and innovation.

Red Hat + Partners

Partnership and multivendor solutions are critical for rapid, flexible digital service development and delivery. Through collaboration with industry leaders and innovators, Red Hat provides the reliable, standards-based software foundation and certified partner ecosystem you need to become a digital service provider.

Being a Red Hat partner

The power of our partners

Learn how Red Hat’s certified partner ecosystem can help you become a flexible, agile digital service provider.

Find a partner

Discover how Red Hat works closely with our partners to build innovative open source solutions.

Become a partner

Would you like to learn more about the Red Hat Partner Connect program?

Partner perspective

Open source and 5G enable new levels of connectivity​​

As 5G technology becomes the industry standard in mobile telecommunications, enabling new levels and areas of connectivity, how can it be deployed across industries? 

Red Hat partner, Capgemini interviewed over 1000 executives in various industries to get their opinions of 5G’s potential in their lines of business. Read this interview with their CTO for insights into the results.

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Accelerate telecommunications transformation

Accelerate your transformation journey

Red Hat’s immersive residency pairs engineers with open source experts, transforming your ideas into results.

Open Innovation Labs

Red Hat’s immersive residency pairs engineers with open source experts, transforming your ideas into results.

Transformation takes practice e-book

Red Hat’s immersive residency pairs engineers with open source experts, transforming your ideas into results.

Keep reading

Discover how Red Hat’s open source solutions can accelerate business operations for digital service providers.

See how service providers are benefiting from higher performance, reduced costs, and increased agility by partnering with Red Hat on an open approach to network transformation.

Gain insight from peers and industry experts on the challenges and benefits of open telecommunications infrastructure.

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