Qualcomm Introduces New 5G Infrastructure Platforms to Drive Cellular Ecosystem Transition to vRAN and Interoperable Networks

newswiretoday | October 20, 2020

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced a full portfolio of 5G infrastructure semiconductor platforms designed for broad deployment scenarios, ranging from macro base stations with massive MIMO to micro base stations with compact designs, to accelerate the cellular ecosystem transition toward virtualized and interoperable radio access networks (RAN) a trend driven by 5G. Qualcomm Technologies is introducing three new 5G RAN platform offerings: Qualcomm® Radio Unit Platform, Qualcomm® Distributed Unit Platform, and Qualcomm® Distributed Radio Unit Platform. The new platforms are the world’s first-announced solutions purposely-designed from the ground up to support leading mobile operators in the deployment of a new generation of converged, open and virtualized RAN (vRAN) networks. These platforms are designed to enable infrastructure OEMs to transform public and private wireless networks into a platform for innovation and deliver on the full potential of 5G. 

Spotlight

These types of unforeseen occurrences could have a huge impact on your data center. How can you plan for the unexpected and alleviate any threat of network downtime or data loss? Check out this infographic. Unexpected events can have an impact on network infrastructures leading to frustration, down time and loss of revenues.

Spotlight

These types of unforeseen occurrences could have a huge impact on your data center. How can you plan for the unexpected and alleviate any threat of network downtime or data loss? Check out this infographic. Unexpected events can have an impact on network infrastructures leading to frustration, down time and loss of revenues.

Related News

APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE

MFA Releases Uni5G Technology Blueprints to Guide Enterprises Deploying Private 5G Networks

MFA | February 28, 2022

MFA, an international organization dedicated to enabling industry verticals to deploy private cellular networks globally, today announced the completion of the Uni5G Technology Blueprints. This initial set of three blueprint families provides guidance to industry verticals and enterprises on the key functionalities to implement from 3GPP Release 15 to meet their specific requirements for coverage, reliability, connection density, and latency for their deployment. By focusing and implementing selected features from the Uni5G blueprint families, industry verticals can simplify their path to 5G private networks. “Globally, there is a growing trend for industry verticals such as manufacturing, warehouses and logistics, ports, and more to deploy 4G and 5G private networks to gain the benefits of increased automation and digitalization, However, these industry verticals are not telecom experts and may not know where to start. By creating the Uni5G Technology Blueprints that map the 3GPP features they need for the functionality they want, MFA is providing a valuable tool for these industry verticals to share with device and equipment manufacturers to obtain the features that are required fulfill their objectives.” Mazen Chmaytelli, president, MFA The first Uni5G Technology Blueprints release includes three blueprint families that map 3GPP features to requirements for coverage, reliability, connection density, and latency. For example, if a shipping port requires reliability and coverage, it can leverage the Uni5G blueprint to understand which features from Release 15 that it needs to implement for either a basic device or an advanced device. MFA will continue to evolve the Uni5G Technology Blueprints to stay in step with 3GPP releases. The Uni5G Technology Blueprints are available now to MFA members. To be notified when the blueprints become available publicly, sign up here. Caroline Chan, VP Network and Edge Group, GM Network Business Incubation Division of Intel Corporation, said: “This is an important and timely contribution to the global scaling of private network solutions across a range of sectors. These blueprints, when implemented on Intel’s proven FlexRAN reference architecture and Intel Xeon processors, can help enterprises simplify the path to deploy key features for their 5G private networks.” Stephan Litjens, Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Nokia Cloud and Networking Services, said: “Successful adoption and use of private wireless 5G by industry is largely dependent on the healthy growth of the 5G device ecosystem and automation enablers. Through its pioneering work on Uni5G blueprints, MFA is providing industry with clear guidance on how to achieve this. Uni5G blueprints will be an invaluable tool for verticals and industry players to identify what key features are necessary to optimize and enhance industrial applications that facilitate automation goals.” Dr. Edward Tiedemann, Senior Vice-President, Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., said: “The emergence of 5G private networks is opening up exciting new opportunities for verticals to connect various equipment. It is great to see MFA putting in place critical support to demystify the process of deploying 5G private networks—first with the network identifier program and now with blueprints that will help the ecosystem align on requirements for different 5G private network use cases.” About MFA MFA is an international organization that is championing the global industry adoption of private networks using MFA-defined MulteFire® specifications for LTE and Uni5G Technology Blueprints for 5G. With Uni5G or MulteFire, enterprises can efficiently deploy their own optimized, reliable and secure private network in unlicensed, shared or locally licensed spectrum.

Read More

APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE

Telcos turn to AI and Operations Automation in 5G Networks in an effort to capture new growth.

prnewswire | January 20, 2021

5G is a creation of a few organization layers that influence innovation with fluctuated development levels, for example, Open RAN, network cutting, cloud framework (private, public, and cross breed) and cloud-edges. As for cloud-edges, the more extensive Artificial Intelligence (AI) industry is seeing a movement of AI to the edge. For instance, the edge AI preparing and deduction market for chipset deals is required to develop from US$2.6 billion out of 2020 to US$10.7 billion of every 2025, at a CAGR of 35%. Besides, new venture use cases place new execution, readiness and inertness necessities on the organization. These, alongside the progressing journey to drive new development, are convincing the business to shed human-concentrated organizations for a knowledge driven environment, finds worldwide tech market warning firm ABI Research. Of late, telecoms are effectively extending the usage of AI/ML past just digitizing inward and outside cooperations. "Numerous Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are as of now on an excursion to become increased specialist co-ops where AI expands human dynamic for forecast, investigation, and new incomes," clarifies says Don Alusha, Senior Analyst at ABI Research. Rakuten, for instance, has renamed its Network Operations Centers (NOCs) to Service Experience Centers (SECs) as it actualizes extraordinary mechanization for mindful organizations. Also, Telefónica Tech is another dare to hatch new development dependent on AI/ML, cloud and IoT/Big Data. "Computer based intelligence/ML capacities empower the business to use IT-situated deftness and scale as they look to deal with the complexities of the present organizations and build up new advertisement models," Alusha adds. New plug models should supplement existing resource serious conditions where a comprehension of cost of merchandise sold, stock turns, overseeing industrial facilities, and supply fastens is critical to progress. In the new universe of cloud, AI/ML, and programming, tech suppliers don't fabricate an item and sell it. "They sell a capacity. They sell information. They make it simultaneously they convey it. The plan of action is unique as are the financial matters. DriveNets, Enea Openwave, Ericsson, HPE, and Nokia are a few merchants among numerous others that are building programming driven methods of advertising and selling arrangements. The fact is that AI/ML-based stages are re-forming existing business models. The champs will be the individuals who act conclusively and insightfully," Alusha says. For CSPs, proceeded with development of AI/ML will be a key empowering influence of new worth creation in their excursion to turn into an advanced specialist co-op. Innovation is a critical mainstay of that venture, yet there are other key measurements, that if not considered piece of the general digitalization venture, may restrict CSPs' capacity to catch the full an incentive in question. In particular, change the executives is basic and comprises the majority of the exertion as CSPs grasp better approaches for working. Similarly significant is to grasp transparency and break the siloes, two of a kind. CSPs that are putting resources into AI/ML-based stages should consider that effectiveness will come from sharing information and grasping open stages where APIs and information can be handily gotten to. "AI/ML, big data and open APIs offer agility and the ability to drive innovation and enable faster and better decision making. Consequently, CSPs must realize that the new world in cellular must start with a foundation on software and API-led connectivity. The ability to harness the power of software platforms and AI/ML is bound to be a defining feature of CSPs of the future. This may well mean that, in addition to bolting on software and intelligent capabilities, CSPs need to learn how to build them as cloud-edges, Open RAN, and 5G core proliferate in the ecosystem," Alusha concludes. These discoveries are from ABI Research's AI and Operations Automation in 5G Networks application investigation report. This report is essential for the organization's 5G Core and Edge Networks research administration, which incorporates examination, information, and ABI Insights. In view of broad essential meetings, Application Analysis reports present inside and out examination on key market patterns and factors for a particular application, which could zero in on an individual market or geology. About ABI Research ABI Research provides strategic guidance to visionaries, delivering actionable intelligence on the transformative technologies that are dramatically reshaping industries, economies, and workforces across the world. ABI Research's global team of analysts publish groundbreaking studies often years ahead of other technology advisory firms, empowering our clients to stay ahead of their markets and their competitors.

Read More

APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE

Althea + Hub Advanced Networks Announce Commitment to Puerto Rico 5G Zone Initiative

Althea | December 20, 2021

Althea is announcing a new partnership with 5G zone contributor Hub Advanced Networks to build and expand new broadband networks and support telecom innovation as part of the Puerto Rico 5G Zone & Blockchain Ignition Lab initiative. PR5G Zone & Blockchain Ignition Lab is a new, nonprofit, Advanced Innovation Development and Test Lab creating opportunities for individuals, products, and companies to develop cost-effective, disruptive global solutions on the island of Puerto Rico. This collaboration focuses not only on improving the resilience of Puerto Rico’s communications infrastructure, but also pioneering innovative approaches to internet access, smart Ag, and LTE networks. This 5G and blockchain research and development initiative will improve the quality of life for the people and businesses of Puerto Rico and extend coverage and affordable opportunities to even the most remote and challenging areas of the island. Althea Network’s unique plug-and-play ISP platform utilizes blockchain technology to decouple the service and infrastructure layers of internet delivery, empowering end users to revenue-share by hosting network infrastructure. This is all accomplished in a user-friendly device that requires little to no training for blockchain novices to manage, thereby demystifying blockchain technology. Powered by Althea’s Smart Routers and connected to Hub Advanced Networks’ vast fiber resources, last mile networks can be built in a flexible and agile way, delivering high broadband speeds and low latency. What’s more, users can choose to earn revenue by adding infrastructure to expand network coverage further. Each Althea Smart Router also features an easy to use blockchain wallet and firmware to meter usage and billing, allowing for the rapid and cost-efficient deployment of large, fast, and economically accessible broadband networks. Althea is a leader in open telecom innovation and recently announced the introduction of the world’s first integrated LTE core. By embedding the LTE core directly in the home router, KeyLTE creates a small cell anywhere and enables the rapid and seamless deployment of LTE networks for data, mobile devices, and IoT management. “Access to connectivity and broadband is essential to business development, education, and daily life, Althea and Hub Advanced Networks are committed to connecting more people through our work together in Puerto Rico.” Deborah Simpier, CEO and co-founder of Althea “Althea’s wireless infrastructure expands the geographic reach of our broadband networks, but just as importantly, our unique, no contract billing protocol expands the demographic of people who will have access to fast and affordable broadband.” “Althea is excited to work with Hub Advanced Networks and proud to contribute to the success of the Puerto Rico 5G Zone & Blockchain Ignition Lab.” About Althea Althea is a new way to access broadband internet that enables growth in the network through a unique system of revenue sharing. Althea was founded in 2017 with the vision to bring the open market and interoperable peering from the data center to the field and empower communities to build multi-stakeholder networks faster and more affordably than legacy telecom models. About Hub Advanced Networks Hub Advanced Networks is an Advanced Telecommunications and Technology company committed to enabling business leaders with the digital infrastructure and reliable connectivity needed to bring innovative services to market in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Our mission is to make Puerto Rico the main telecommunications hub of the Caribbean Region by providing the most reliable telecommunications infrastructure and technology services.

Read More