Our Oracle partnership will help us bring the latest 5G innovation to customers

By David Salam, Director of Mobile, BT

In July this year, BT announced bold ambitions for our EE mobile network to provide 5G coverage to more than half the UK population by 2023 and deliver 5G connectivity anywhere in the UK by 2028. With the UK’s number one network and 5G already in more places than anyone else, we’re also committed to bringing the latest innovations and services to our customers across our network, as quickly as we can.

But these innovations, new services, and ambitions can’t be achieved alone. That’s why today we’ve partnered with Oracle to help accelerate the delivery of new 5G services to our customers.

We’ll be leveraging Oracle’s Cloud Native Converged Policy Management software to make it easier for our engineers to design, test and deploy new services across both 4G and 5G networks. This will enable us to test and quickly implement new 5G service plans and experiences, such as live streaming and augmented reality experiences. It reduces testing and implementation times, without compromising on quality, ensuring some new services for customers could be delivered in just minutes.

Oracle’s policy management also gives us the flexibility to optimize our network to launch 5G-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) services to both our consumer and enterprise customers. It helps us fulfil the promise of IoT services over 5G without adding strain to our network or negatively impacting network experience.

In fact, this partnership further cements our commitment to maintaining a best-in-class network experience. With Oracle’s built-in analytics function and support for edge-routing, we can make intelligent policy decisions using subscriber, class of service, quality of services and network resource data in real-time to deliver the best, most reliable experience. This will ensure we maintain our network leadership, as rated by RootMetrics, who continue to rank our 4G and 5G networks as the best in the UK.

Our partnership with Oracle further reinforces our commitment to providing not only a service, but the best service for our customers. Doing so means investing in our networks and in our partnerships so that our customers can get the most out of 5G.

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