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Mobile World Congress 2023
February 27 - March 2, 2023
The latest news and announcements from Microsoft and our customers and partners at MWC 2023!
Feb. 27, 2023 marks the opening of Mobile World Congress (MWC), the largest connectivity event in the world and a showcase for the latest innovations and leading-edge technology. At Microsoft, our aim is to be the most trusted co-innovation partner through every stage of the digital evolution, committed to working with telecommunications operators and enterprises alike on the future of a ubiquitous cloud that unlocks the true potential of modern connected apps. Together with our customers and partners, like AT&T, Ericsson, Nokia, Mavenir, Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile, Rogers, Telefonica, Singtel, Amdocs, weavix, and many other organizations, we are bringing the future of a ubiquitous cloud that unlocks the true potential of modern connected apps.

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Empowering operators and enterprises with the next wave of Azure for Operators services shaping the future of cloud
Over the past decade, we at Microsoft have seen a tremendous amount of change—digital transformation enabled by the cloud. But the cloud’s biggest impact is yet to come. McKinsey estimates that by 2030, we’ll see more than a trillion dollars impacted by the cloud across the Fortune 500. In an industry currently experiencing large-scale transformation, this represents a huge opportunity.

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Introducing Azure Operator Nexus
At Microsoft we are excited to announce the public preview of Azure Operator Nexus, an expansion of the Azure Operator Distributed Services (AODS) private preview. Azure Operator Nexus is a hybrid, carrier grade cloud platform designed around the specific needs of the operator in running network functions such as packet core, virtualized Radio Access Networks, subscriber data management and billing policy. Azure Operator Nexus is a first-party Microsoft product that builds on the features of its predecessor, adding essential features of key Microsoft technologies such as Mariner Linux, Hybrid AKS, Arc, while continuing to leverage Microsoft Services for security, lifecycle management, Observability, DevOps and automation.

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Azure private MEC delivers modern connected applications for industries
Since introducing Azure private multi-access edge compute (MEC) MEC in public preview (June 2021), we have continued to further our mission of empowering enterprises and governments to achieve more with modern connected applications. Azure private MEC simplifies adoption of these applications by enterprises with cloud-managed edge infrastructure and services combined with edge networking. Private 5G is paving the way to unlock innovative Industry 4.0 services for enterprises worldwide. As part of our ongoing efforts, we are also introducing new capabilities to provide wider connectivity choices, increased reliability, unified management, and broader platform options to serve global enterprises at scale.

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MWC 2023: Transforming telco to techco with the Microsoft Cloud
The telecommunications industry is at an inflection point where connectivity has become a commodity and business-to-consumer (B2C) revenue has flattened. The new breed of customer demands enhanced digital experiences while returns on massive capex spending have stagnated. Technology brings an opportunity to fuel transformation and unlock differentiated revenue streams. This transformation will enable telcos to monetize their 5G investments and maximize the value of the edge in innovative ways including cross-industry solutions. Microsoft has a long history of partnering with telcos and other organizations, which provides opportunities for joint innovation and collaboration.

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Azure for Operators and ecoystem better together
Azure Operator Nexus customer benefits
Azure Operator Service Manager overview and demo
Azure Operator Service Manager features and customer benefits
Azure public MEC with Singtel solution
Azure Programmable Connectivity collaboration with Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile and Siemens
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Lenovo’s latest Windows 11 PCs embrace hybrid work styles and sustainable materials
At Mobile World Congress 2023, Lenovo showed off an array of devices aimed at hybrid work that demonstrate an increased use of more sustainable materials and more enhancements to help users get more done on the go.

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