Dell Technologies wants open telecom standards to become more important, in order to help the telecom industry. During Mobile World Congress, the tech giant announced its new Dell Open Telecom Ecosystem Community.
Dell Open Telecom Ecosystem Community is to bring together tech partners and telecom operators to develop and bring open telecom solutions to market faster. In addition, partners within the partnership must share telecom knowledge with each other, collaborate on new ideas and make it possible for operators to make money faster with open telecom networks.
An important part of this collaboration must take place in the area of Radio Access Network (RAN) networks, especially for Open RAN standards. Many operators are using these open platforms to better customize their telecom networks for special needs. Especially supporting the most challenging and critical workloads. Also, Open RAN networks must be reliable and provide better cost performance than existing legacy networks.
Nokia and Qualcomm
Within the Dell Open Telecom Ecosystem Community, Dell Technologies is partnering with Nokia and Qualcomm. The Finnish network specialist, after diverse test tracks, is participating in an integration and validation track for various network solutions. Think of 5G Cloud RAN software and Cloud RAN SmartNIC in-line Layer-1 accelerator card. This will use the open infrastructure and new PowerEdge servers recently announced by the tech giant. The collaboration should also lead to a new virtual RAN product.
The collaboration with Qualcomm involves developing a new virtualized and distributed 5G unit. For this, the Dell PowerEdge XR8000 and XR5610 servers will be combined with the X100 5G RAN Accelerator Card. Commercial Layer-1 software will be added to this. From this should emerge a platform for deploying virtualized and Open RAN technology. This platform should be high performance, cost-effective and energy efficient.
Amdocs and Juniper Networks
In addition to Nokia and Qualcomm, there are two more “founding” partners in the Dell Open Telecom Ecosystem Community. First and foremost is Amdocs. With this technology partner, the tech giant is committed to developing solutions that will enable the deployment of 5G Stand-Alone (SA) networks.
For this, Dell PowerEdge R670 services will be combined with Amdocs’ policy and charging functionality to establish a cloud-based 5G core policy and charging control station. This allows enterprises to quickly and automatically deploy a validated 5G SA network across open infrastructure and with multiple partners.
Finally, Dell Open Telecom Ecosystem Community is partnering with Juniper Networks. This collaboration should deliver a certified product that allows operators to consolidate their server fleets and save more energy for transmission tower sites. To this end, the tech companies are developing a hybrid network infrastructure that combines Dell Technologies’ Open RAN servers with Juniper Networks’ physical routers and its cloud-based router software.
Towards the future of the Dell Open Telecom Ecosystem Community, it won’t stop at these four partners, the tech giant indicates.
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