20 February 2019, India:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise today launched the HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System to help communication service providers (CSP) capitalize on data-intensive, low-latency services for media delivery, connected mobility, and smart cities.
Som Satsangi, MD, HPE India, said, “In the last couple of years, the emergence of 4G has given a tremendous impetus to the telecom revolution ushered by smartphones. Apart from instant access to high-definition content, the high-speed connectivity has enabled users leverage a variety of services related to ecommerce, entertainment, and e-government.”
Som Satsangi, added, “As we enter the 5G era, we are set to witness new data-intensive, low-latency use cases – not only for private users, but also for enterprises in areas like the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and video analytics. The launch of the HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System and our collaborations with Samsung and Tech Mahindra reaffirms our commitment to offer Indian telecom operators a robust and innovative infrastructure to deliver cutting edge 5G services to subscribers.
The HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System has following features:
- Compact and ruggedized design optimized for harsh cell-site locations
- Low-latency, high-performance system design powers data-intensive applications at the edge
- Modular blade and chassis options for use-case flexibility
- One-click provisioning and remote systems management ensures continuous availability and performance in far-flung cell-sites
Sandra L. Rivera, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network Platforms Group, Intel, added, “Collaboration between HPE and Intel has resulted in this versatile platform for network transformation at the edge.”
Sandra L. Rivera, added, “Powered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors and based on open standards, the HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System will enable high performance, flexible and intelligent networks that are required to deliver high bandwidth and low latency for edge and 5G services.”
HPE has also collaborated with Samsung and Tech Mahindra to drive transformation of the network edge
HPE and Samsung Electronics Corporation (SEC) have collaborated to provide a joint edge-to-core vRAN commercial solution based on Samsung’s radio network technologies and system integration services, and the HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System. This collaboration will help CSPs accelerate their 5G transformation.
Wonil Roh, Vice President, Head of Technology Strategy at Samsung Network Business, added, “Samsung and HPE combine their strengths in radio networks, edge systems, and telecommunications infrastructure to drive the change towards a standard-IT based and software-defined network edge.”
Wonil Roh added, “The HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System will play a key role in Samsung’s challenge to evolve our customers’ networks with 5G vRAN demanding intense low-latency.”
Karthikeyan Natarajan, Global Head, Engineering, IoT & Enterprise Mobility, Tech Mahindra, said, “Our collaboration with HPE and the introduction of the HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System is a major step for driving a fast and smooth transformation towards open standards at the edge in the Telco and Comms marketplace.”
Karthikeyan Natarajan, added, “As a leader in Telco and Comms software and services, Tech Mahindra sees HPE as ideally positioned to help us deliver significantly improved user experiences, particularly through the often-uneven transformation from 4G to 5G.”
The HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System will be showcased at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 25-28, 2019, and will be on display at both HPE’s and Samsung’s booths. It will be available worldwide from June 2019.
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