Bridge Alliance and Oracle collaborate to accelerate access to cloud services for telco operators in the region

Bridge Alliance and Oracle collaborate to accelerate access to cloud services for telco operators in the region

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Collaboration will open doors for Bridge member operators (BMOs) to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to support new business and innovation opportunities

L-R: Dr Ong Geok Chwee, CEO of Bridge Alliance and Garrett Ilg, President, Oracle Japan & Asia Pacific.

Bridge Alliance has signed a landmark agreement with Oracle Singapore at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to provide its membership of premier mobile operators with unprecedented access to transformative data and cloud services powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The collaboration, which is a sourcing and procurement initiative executed through a Bridge Alliance Regional Collaboration Framework Agreement (RCFA), will lower barriers to entry and drive cost efficiencies for Bridge member operators (BMOs) in Asia Pacific to procure Oracle’s services.

Central to the agreement is virtually seamless access for Bridge Alliance’s member operators to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and its full suite of more than 100 hyperscale cloud services that can be deployed in any of its 48 public cloud regions across 24 countries. This includes all OCI services, including the newly-embedded OCI Generative AI service, a powerful range of pre-built generative AI services and features that work together to help enterprise customers solve business problems faster and smarter. BMOs will gain access to these secure, cost-effective, and scalable cloud services for mission-critical workloads, adding value to not only their own operations but also offerings to enterprise customers.

“Bridge Alliance is delighted to bring the benefits of this collaboration with Oracle to our member operators,” said Dr. Ong Geok Chwee, CEO, Bridge Alliance. “As the leading telco operator alliance celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, we continue to bring value to our members through building capabilities and scaling them regionally, including in group sourcing opportunities. Oracle, as a leading provider of cloud infrastructure, has the tremendous potential to accelerate BMOs’ digital transformation through cost-effective and scalable solutions and open doors for the Bridge ecosystem to new business opportunities.”

“Enhanced access to OCI can enable Bridge Alliance’s members to drive new business opportunities, deliver best-in-class telecommunications services, and reduce time to market, helping telco customers reap the benefits of a more seamless business experience,” said Garrett Ilg, president, Oracle Japan & Asia Pacific. “Bridge Alliance is making a positive impact across the industry. We are excited to bring the power of OCI to its members, helping them to better solve their business challenges with Oracle Cloud.”

L-R: Garrett Ilg, President, Oracle Japan & Asia Pacific, Dr Ong Geok Chwee, CEO, Bridge Alliance, Ken Wee, SVP Partnerships & New Business, Bridge Alliance and Harsh Birmi, VP OCI Business Development, Oracle.

As a Bridge Alliance technology partner, Oracle will also explore collaboration opportunities with Bridge Alliance and its member operators which could drive innovation and the creation of new services.

“We’re honoured to have Oracle, with its unique cloud architecture and integrated suite of applications, join the Bridge Alliance Technology Partner programme – a recognition of our strategic position as a gateway to Asia through our extensive regional and global footprint. The wide-ranging capabilities of these tech partners, combined with our expertise in areas like 5G, IoT, CPaaS, roaming, and telco APIs – and the strength of our tier-1 operator membership – allows us to foster greater innovation, scale services beyond our usual markets, and shape the future of our industries together,” said Dr. Ong.