How and why Microsoft is building a ‘telco-grade cloud’

On Sept. 28, Microsoft is going public with its strategy to try to make Azure even more appealing to telecommunications partners. Officials are sharing more details about Microsoft’s “Azure for Operators” strategy, which is all about making Microsoft’s cloud more appealing to these customers. Microsoft’s acquisitions of two 5G-centric companies — Metaswitch Networks and Affirmed Networks — had led some company watchers to wonder whether Microsoft was gearing up to become a telco provider in its own right.

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