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Intel, Google Cloud to launch Edge networks for 5G deployments

Intel, Google Cloud to launch Edge networks for 5G deployments

Intel, Google Cloud to launch Edge networks for 5G deployments

26 February 2021 | Abigail Opiah, capacitymedia.com

Intel and Google Cloud have announced a collaboration to develop telco cloud reference architectures and integrated solutions for communication service providers to accelerate 5G deployment across multiple network and edge locations.

The company said the collaboration marks another important step forward in Intel's journey to help transform the 5G network with a software-defined scalable infrastructure.

The partnership spans three main areas focused on: accelerating the ability of communications service providers to deploy their virtualised radio access network (RAN) and open RAN solutions and launching new lab environments to help communications service providers innovate for cloud native-based 5G networks.

It is also focused on making it easier for communications service providers to deliver business applications to the network edge.

"Communications service providers can adopt cloud-native technologies to harness the potential of 5G both as a connectivity solution and as a business services platform to deliver applications to the network edge," said Shailesh Shukla, vice president and general manager of networking at Google Cloud.

"Expanding on our work with the telecommunications industry, we are excited to work with Intel to help customers plan, test and deploy the technology and infrastructure needed to accelerate the delivery of cloud-native 5G for consumer and enterprise use cases."

The telco cloud reference architectures and integrated solutions from Intel and Google is set to help communications service providers further accelerate scalable network and edge deployment as they implement multi-cloud architectures.

"The next wave of network transformation is fuelled by 5G and is driving a rapid transition to cloud-native technologies,” said Dan Rodriguez, corporate vice president and general manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel.

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