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HPE unveil 'edge-to-cloud' 5G strategy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced a new portfolio of as-a-service offerings to help telecommunications companies build and deploy open 5G networks.

The portfolio aims to accelerate telcos’ path to revenue growth with 5G, and enable them to rapidly deploy 5G services to deliver dynamic, personalised, and real-time experiences to employees, customers and citizens.

HPE's edge-to-cloud, platform as-a-service strategy is positioned to help telcos capitalise on the 5G opportunity, by leveraging a cloud-native software stack for 5G core, optimised telco core and edge infrastructure blueprints, and Wi-Fi 6 enabled services.

Built on open and interoperable platforms combined with carrier grade infrastructure and modular software components, the portfolio of offerings allow telcos to incorporate more automation, become more agile, and deploy new 5G services faster across the telco core, the telco edge and into the enterprise.

  • At the telco core – a new HPE 5G Core Stack. This open, cloud-native, container-based software stack provides telco customers with the core network capabilities required to rapidly deliver new 5G services to subscribers and enterprise customers.
  • At the telco edge – HPE continues to innovate with the most dense, ruggedised general purpose platform enabling Virtual Radio Access Networks (vRAN) and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC). These purpose built offerings from HPE provide telcos with an IT service environment at the cellular network edge.
  • At the enterprise edge – innovative Aruba Central services, including Air Pass Wi-Fi/5G roaming and Air Slice SLA management. These services help telcos extend the 5G footprint to the enterprise edge – where people, devices and things interact to drive positive business outcomes – by allowing seamless access to Wi-Fi connected users and IoT devices.
  • Delivered as-a-Service with HPE GreenLake - available via a pay-as-you-go, managed services and elastic model, these offerings provide telcos with an attractive, fast ramp for rolling out 5G services by enabling them to reduce upfront capital investments and reduce risk by leveraging specialised and proven telco and enterprise edge hardware and software.

Elliot Mulley

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