22 February 2019, India:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Samsung Electronics today announced a collaboration to jointly provide solutions that help communications service providers accelerate 5G deployment.
The collaboration will provide solutions for virtual radio access networks (vRAN) and for 5G core networks, enabling CSPs to capitalize on the demand for data-intensive, low-latency services.
As part of the collaboration agreement, a 5G vRAN solution will be made commercially available through Samsung, leveraging Samsung’s vRAN software solutions and system integration services and the new HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System which delivers high performance and low latency in a compact and ruggedized form factor, equipped with edge-optimized serviceability and remote systems management.
Phil Davis, President Hybrid IT, Chief Sales Officer, HPE, said, “5G enables a new world of inter-connectivity and will transform every sector in society, from automotive to healthcare. HPE is proud to join forces with Samsung to support communications service providers as they evolve their infrastructures to effectively deliver new 5G services to consumers and businesses.”
Paul Kyungwhoon Cheun, Executive Vice President and Head of Networks Business at Samsung Electronics, said, “Through close collaboration with HPE and leveraging Samsung’s extensive knowledge, experience, and advanced technologies like core and RAN, both companies will work towards the universal goal of enabling the vision of creating a robust 5G ecosystem.”
Paul Kyungwhoon Cheun, added, “Offering the most optimized 5G products to provide the highest quality in service to operators, Samsung will continue to solidify its stance as an industry leader, ultimately enhancing user experience and boosting competitiveness.”
The joint solutions 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.
HPE’s and Samsung’s joint vRAN and 5G core solutions will be available in the second half of 2019.
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