Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) have pooled R&D excellence to create
Cloud RAN solutions. They have launched a tech hub in California, USA to focus on the benefits that Ericsson Cloud RAN and Intel technology can do to improve energy efficiency and network performance, while reducing time to market and monetizing new business opportunities such as enterprise applications. Per Narvinger, Head of Product Area Networks, Ericsson, says: “Cloud RAN technologies and virtualization have enormous potential to impact networks of the future. Through the Tech Hub, we will accelerate Cloud RAN technology in areas like energy efficiency and performance, while reducing time to market.”
Dan Rodriguez, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Network Platforms Group at Intel, says: “The transformation to fully virtualized, cloud-native-based networks brings tremendous innovation and agility, and is now extending to the RAN. The Tech Hub will provide a venue for Ericsson and Intel to extend our collaboration and showcase how a virtualized RAN can deliver greater levels of automation, agility and sustainability.”
Ericsson supports service providers with robust and high performing 5G RAN solutions while planning for future network topologies and ideologies. Intel has been supporting the industry to transform communications networks for over a decade and offers a portfolio of processing, acceleration and software solutions that are deployed today which include Intel Xeon processors.