Dell EMC and VMware join 5G pilot projects in Groningen

Dell EMC and VMware join 5G pilot projects in Groningen

Dell EMC and VMware have joined the 5Groningen program as partners. This programme is carrying out pilots in the province of Groningen with 5G technology in the field of telecom, innovation, science and economic development, especially for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Specifically, both companies will provide infrastructure, software and knowledge for the various telecom and IoT pilot projects. In the coming months, several 5G pilots will be carried out based on Dell EMC’s physical infrastructure applications and VMware’s broad security, IT and virtualisation knowledge and solutions.

DellEMC and VMware Applications

With the infrastructure of Dell EMC, the 5G initiative in Groningen will have more computing power, data storage and network facilities at its disposal, among other things. This allows all generated data to be processed faster, according to the network specialist. As a result, companies and organizations may be able to build important applications in a faster way and also to boost the development of 5G itself, as Dell EMC expects.

In turn, VMware provides various cloud native and virtualized solutions within the partnership to help participating service providers realize the benefits that 5G and the IoT should bring, successfully deploying cloud-based solutions.

Groningen and the different 5G-pilots

5Groningen has been commissioned by the Economic Board Groningen (EBG) to bring together various partners specialised in telecom, innovation, science and sustainable economic development to jointly investigate the practical application of 5G. The pilots are deliberately taking place in a rural area in order to give an impulse to the economic development of North Groningen. Important pilot projects include self-propelled cars and the use of 5G for better crop protection in agriculture. Other projects investigating the use of the latest mobile technology include healthcare, the energy sector, the living environment and smart industrial applications.

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