Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Intel invite you to stop by their booths at Mobile World Congress 2017 to view demonstrations of their pioneering collaborative work in anticipation of 5G. The event will showcase the successes of two powerhouses: HPE has more than 20 years of experience as a trusted telco infrastructure provider, and Intel’s processors are providing the foundation for HPE’s broad portfolio of server solutions.
The coming 5G wireless networking standard promises significant improvements in bandwidth, latency, and data rates. With the new standard, communications service providers (CSPs) will be able to address a stunning range of new vertical markets such as video delivery optimization, fixed wireless communications, autonomous driving, connected homes, smart cities, virtual and augmented reality, drones, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
These services will have a dramatic impact not only on the way people live their lives but also on how organizations conduct business. However, for all the work occurring on behalf of this future standard, most 5G services and business models are only in the testing and trial phases. Fortunately, there’s a lot we’re doing now to prepare for the 5G future.
As the connected world moves toward 5G, the wireless industry is standardizing on network virtualization technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), which are already dynamically reconfiguring networks at the edge and in the core. This networking evolution gives CSPs the service agility they need to quickly create and deploy new revenue-generating services today.
Video content can now be delivered via a local cloud at the network edge, close to the subscriber, thereby greatly reducing latency, compared with a video appliance in the cloud. The data plane is distributed to the network edge, and content is delivered by a video application deployed on the edge cloud.
An example of the service agility possible through this “network slicing” is a video application running at the network edge and in the data center. The solution involves the HPE Edgeline EL4000 running video delivery applications and communicating with a centralized EPC built with HPE ProLiant DL380 servers—all powered by scalable, high-performance Intel Xeon processors.
Visit HPE Partner Showcase booth 3E11 or Intel booth 3E31 at Mobile World Congress 2017 to attend a demonstration! Learn how HPE and Intel are collaborating to make edge computing a reality, maximizing service agility in 5G networks so that they will be able to support requirements we haven’t even thought about yet. To learn more about Intel and HPE 5G innovations, please visit www.intel.com/network.