Bell Canada Announces First Network Deployment of Google Distributed Cloud Edge

Marking the world’s first implementation of core network functions on Google Distributed Cloud Edge, Bell Canada has today announced the deployment of Cloud Edge in its network, bringing Google’s cloud services closer to where the data is being generated.


“Our partnership with Google Cloud and our work with Google Distributed Cloud Edge will help us accelerate our Cloud transformation journey,” said Bell VP Petri Lyytikainen. He continued that Bell is building “a network of the future that will scale up to embrace the demands of 5G-enabled applications.”

With this solution, Bell plans to drive several key outcomes, including:

  • Scale: Bell is transforming to a multi-cloud network with Google Distributed Cloud as one of the key components in this transformation.
  • Efficiency: Bell can better automate and orchestrate its workflows and networks, running at higher capacity with less effort and more locations than ever before.
  • Innovation: This partnership allows Bell to drive new business opportunities and bring the solutions to market faster.
  • Flexibility: Bell has the flexibility to deploy core network functions like 5G and others, in a variety of different architectures, while optimizing for cost and performance.

Amol Phadke, Google Cloud’s Managing Director said in an issued statement, “By successfully deploying Google Distributed Cloud Edge in their networks, Bell is able to reimagine its infrastructure management while serving differentiated network experiences to both public and enterprise customers.”

This advancement builds on Bell and Google Cloud’s strategic partnership, announced in 2021, to combine Bell’s 5G network leadership with Google Cloud’s expertise in multi-cloud, data analytics, and artificial intelligence.