NTT has announced today it has launched the first globally available Private 5G (P5G) Network-as-a-Service (Naas) platform. The company says the aim of the platform is to help Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) leverage the benefits of Private 5G to solve business problems.
The platform also aims to use “design thinking principles” to integrate security, control, and privacy by design, providing performance and cost benefits with a clear ROI, NTT claims. It also allows businesses to secure, scale, and segment their network flexibility through pre-integration with leading and network software partners.
NTT’s Private 5G Network-as-a-Service Platform
Discussing the reasons behind NTT’s Private 5G platform, Shahid Ahmed, Executive Vice President of New Ventures and Innovation at NTT, said: “Global enterprises are looking for a single private 5G solution to deploy across multiple countries. They need one truly private network, one point of accountability, one management platform, and one solution partner that eliminates all the major friction points across the entire global footprint of the enterprise.
“Our NTT P5G offering supports many of the CXO requirements today, and we will continue to invest in P5G as enterprise adoption evolves,” he said. Eric Clark, NTT Data Services North America Chief Digital and Strategy Officer, added: “As data and mobility become more critical to business operations, 5G will enable enterprises to reinvent business operations. With faster speeds and more data, 5G will facilitate advances in artificial intelligence, automation, and IoT. How a company collects, stores, and uses that data in real-time will be critical to success, and NTT is well-positioned to guide our clients on this journey.”
Currently, NTT Group companies are jointly accelerating the adoption of open and virtualized 5G solutions globally in collaboration with ecosystem stakeholders, enabling NTT to provide a range of digital transformation services.
Ghassan Abdo, Research Vice President from IDC, said: “The private 5G technology has the potential to fundamentally change the way enterprises drive digital transformation. NTT has a strong track record of focusing on the breadth of service, and NTT P5G capabilities extend far beyond basic connectivity to offer a comprehensive suite of services geared toward important business outcomes.”