VMware acquires AI startup Uhana to support its telecom business

By Laura Mullan
VMware has announced that it has acquired Uhana, an AI startup that helps telecoms find ways to improve their networks. VMware says that it will add Uh...

VMware has announced that it has acquired Uhana, an AI startup that helps telecoms find ways to improve their networks. 

VMware says that it will add Uhana’s technology to its Telco Cloud and Edge Cloud portfolio “to demonstrate our commitment to serving the telecom industry and deepening intelligence in the journey to 5G.”

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Uhana’s cloud software platform – which can be added to either public or private cloud infrastructure – gives carriers insight into the end-user experience.

On top  of this, the firm's technology can also discover and predict anomalies in the network and/or application and give advice on how to fix them.

Any problems are prioritised based on their estimated impact to allow engineers to know which to tackle first.

In a blog post, Alex Wang, Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development at VMware, noted how “cloud-enabled services are helping CSPs today, but are also the key to success for tomorrow. 

“In some ways, the shift to 5G marks the “cloudification” of the telecom industry, which requires a new paradigm and mindset. 

“After the transaction closes, we expect Uhana’s capabilities to round out our telco portfolio and help customers continually improve their networks.”

The financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. 

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