Bell Canada and Google Cloud announced a strategic partnership to power Bell’s digital transformation, enhance its network and IT infrastructure, and enable a more sustainable future.
The multi-year partnership will combine Bell’s 5G network leadership with Google’s expertise in multicloud, data analytic, and artificial intelligence (AI), to deliver next-generation experiences for Bell customers across Canada.
As a strategic technology partner, Google Cloud will enable Bell to drive operational efficiencies, increase network automation and deliver richer customer experiences through these initiatives:
- Shifting critical workloads to the cloud – By moving and modernizing IT infrastructure, network functions, and critical applications from on-premise to Google Cloud, Bell will be able to drive greater operational efficiencies and enable better application performance.
- Unlocking multicloud, next-generation network technology – With the combined power of Bell’s 5G network and Anthos, Google Cloud’s multicloud solution, Bell will deliver a consistent customer experience with greater automation and enhanced flexibility that scales with customer demand.
- Leveraging the power of AI, data and analytics – Bell will leverage Google Cloud’s expertise in AI and big data to gain insights through real-time network data analytics that will enhance the customer experience, improve service assurance and assist with network capacity planning.
- Joining forces on a sustainable future – Bell and Google share a common goal to run more sustainable businesses. Google Cloud will contribute to Bell’s target of achieving carbon neutral operations by 2025, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.
As demands on mobile networks evolve and increase, Bell and Google Cloud will collaborate throughout the next decade on innovations, including cloud solutions for enterprise customers and consumers powered by Google edge solutions, and enhanced customer service through automation and AI.
In addition, the two companies will look at new ways to expand Bell’s existing partnership with Google to evolve the network experience and introduction of next-generation services across residential, mobile, and more.