Intel has launched a new 5G infrastructure reference design that enables communications service providers (CoSPs) to quickly deploy new revenue-producing services.
Utilizing pre-integrated and commercially available components from various partners, the Intel 5G infrastructure reference design serves as a blueprint for customers to rapidly deploy a software-defined, cloud-enabled, agile 5G-ready network that supports use cases including virtual, merged and augmented reality (AR), smart retail, industrial automation, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud gaming.
“This virtualized, cloud-ready reference design offers the communications industry a path to 5G, allowing CoSPs to speed deployment of new services and jump-start their development of edge computing and services. It reduces the time to market thanks to pre-integrated components for interoperability and proven technology from Intel,” said Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager of the Communications Infrastructure Division in Intel’s Data Centre Group.
The new reference design delivers efficiencies that will speed deployment of revenue-creating services to businesses and consumers. By allowing customers to centralize the management of network resources with dynamic workload processing and unified cloud orchestration, the reference design provides a fast path to 5G.
Intel provides this reference design for the supply chain of integrators, ODMs, OEMs, TEMs and ISVs, allowing them to develop commercial solutions for deployment by CoSPs on an open architecture that is scalable and flexible.