HPE starts group for facilitating 5G telcos

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HPE has founded the Communications Technology Group. This organisation must help telecom providers to set up 5G networks. HPE supplies the hardware for the backbone of the network.

The new organisation was announced at an event called Realize the Full Potential of Open RAN & 5G. In it, HPE focuses on the ways in which an open cloud-native telecom network provides the agility to respond to the digital needs of the next generation of customers.

In a press release, HPE says that the telecom industry is currently transforming from proprietary systems to open cloud-native platforms with off-the-shelf infrastructure, complemented by modular software from different vendors. This transformation is a major challenge for the parties involved.

Communications Technology Group

In order to assist these parties in this transformation, HPE has established the Communications Technology Group. This group combines the Telco Infrastructure team and the software portfolio of HPE’s Communications & Media Solutions. Together, the group will offer a number of solutions that will serve as the backbone of a 5G network.

The solutions in question are a number of aaS solutions that help with the deployment and maintenance of 5G networks. Together, these solutions fall under what HPE calls the Open RAN Solution Stack. The company also offers matching hardware for it, the ProLiant DL110 Gen10 Plus server. HPE claims this system is optimised for running Open RAN workloads.

Transformation catalyst

“HPE aims to become the transformation catalyst for the 5G economy”, said Phil Mottram, senior vice president and general manager of the Communications Technology Group. He refers to the company’s more than 30 years of experience in designing, building and tuning infrastructure and software for telecom companies.

“CTG’s founding principle is to drive innovation from edge to cloud through secure, open solutions. We are collaborating with customers and partners to build open 5G solutions that deliver efficiency, reduce risk and complexity, and future-proof the network across the telco core, the radio access network and the telco edge.”

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