Intel showcased multiple groundbreaking network deployments powered by its technology and unveiled Intel Network Platform at MWC 2021 virtual event. It also announced new additions to its product portfolio for 5G and Edge.
“Network transformation is critical to unleash the possibilities of 5G and maximize the rise of the edge to create new and better business outcomes for our customers across the globe. As the leading network silicon provider, we have been driving this shift to virtualizing the core to access to edge, and implementing edge computing capabilities with our decade of experience, to power our society’s digital revolution,” said, Dan Rodriguez, Intel corporate vice president, Network Platforms Group.
Telecom operators today are seeking an agile, flexible infrastructure to unleash the full possibilities of 5G and edge as they address increased network demands from more connected devices. The digitalization of the world is creating new opportunities to use the potential of 5G, Edge, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud to reshape industries ranging from manufacturing to retail, healthcare, education and more. According to a recent survey of 511 information technology decision-makers, 78% believe 5G technology is crucial to keep pace with innovation.
Here’s how operators like Reliance Jio, Deutsche Telekom and Dish Wireless are are using Intel technology:
* Reliance Jio announced it will do work with Intel in 5G radio and wireless core, and collaborate in other associate areas that include AI, cloud and edge computing, which will help it as they deploy 5G.
* Deutsche Telekom is using Intel FlexRAN technology with accelerators in O-RAN Town, in the O-RAN network it is deploying in Neubrandenburg, Germany — a city of 65,000 people spread out over 33 square miles.
* Dish Wireless uses Intel’s technology as it builds out the first cloud-native 5G network in the United States. The launch in its first city, Las Vegas, as well as its nationwide network, will be deployed on infrastructure powered by Intel technology in the network core, access and edge.
* EXOR International teamed with Intel to enable an end-to-end smart factory in Verona, Italy. Intel Xeon and Intel Atom processors and Intel FPGAs power its network and edge infrastructure, Intel Edge Controls and Intel Edge Insights for Industrial software provide data insights, and Intel OpenVINO Toolkit is used for quality inspection. This solution includes data integration from human resources, sales, marketing and logistics.