For the second consecutive time, Azure for Operators 5G SA Solution, UnityCloud received an overall “Leader” rating in GlobalData’s research report: “5G Mobile Core Disruptors: Competitive Landscape Assessment.”
The report, authored by GlobalData lead analyst Glen Hunt, evaluated emerging 5G mobile core offerings from four providers, including Affirmed Networks, part of Azure for Operators, Microsoft. In addition to our overall “Leader” rating – the only one of the four providers evaluated to achieve that rating – UnityCloud received “Leader” ratings in the Management and Automation Features, Market Momentum, Marketing and Product Scope, Cloud Support and Solution Architecture categories, and “Very Strong” ratings in the Performance and Carrier-Grade Features, Service and Support, and Supported Access Technologies categories. These were the highest comprehensive scores of any of the providers evaluated in the report.
GlobalData highlighted several advantages of UnityCloud that differentiate it as a leader in the industry, including its integration and optimization to support Azure for Operators public and edge cloud infrastructures, as well as those of multiple other cloud providers. This gives MNOs and enterprises the ability to choose from multiple vendors when sourcing their solution options. UnityCloud’s maturity as a solution and proven success in the field were also cited, as was its deployment in multiple telco networks. UnityCloud’s microservices architecture and Affirmed’s overall financial stability and access to other resources available as part of Microsoft’s Cloud Business Unit were also called out as benefits.
GlobalData suggests UnityCloud can build on its leadership position by stressing “the maturity of its cloud-native technology, its cloud-neutral stance and its ability to deliver any combination of private and public cloud services.” Additional opportunities include highlighting its growing UnityCloud customer momentum and “ability to facilitate emerging B2B and vertical market applications.”
We’re honored to be recognized again for our leadership and the strength of our UnityCloud solution by GlobalData as we continue to help mobile network operators in their evolution to 5G technology.
Read the full report here.