Intel at MWC 2024: Strengthens Position in Private Networks Market

Intel has teamed up with industry leaders such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cisco, NTT DATA, Ericsson, and Nokia to deploy Intel-powered private 5G solutions worldwide.
Intel 4th Gen Xeon Scalable ProcessorsThe surge in demand for private networks comes as enterprises seek scalable compute solutions to fuel the next wave of artificial intelligence (AI) applications at the edge, driving their digital transformation endeavors.

According to Gartner, more than 50 percent of enterprise-managed data is projected to be created and processed outside traditional data centers or cloud environments by 2025.

Intel’s collaboration with leading companies aims to provide customers with access to tailored private 5G solutions and vertical market deployments.

Caroline Chan, Vice President and General Manager of the Network Business Incubator Division at Intel, highlighted the significance of leveraging Intel’s product portfolio alongside its extensive ecosystem to meet diverse business requirements.

These deployments mark the culmination of years of investment, development, collaboration, and lab trials, representing a milestone in industry excellence. Through an end-to-end portfolio of hardware and software products, including processors, Ethernet, FlexRAN, OpenVINO, and 5G core software offerings, Intel aims to remove barriers, enabling operators to monetize their networks and enterprises to swiftly design and deploy intelligent private networks across various industry verticals.

The convergence of 5G, AI, and edge computing within private networks presents new opportunities for industry transformation. Private 5G networks offer customers a rapid and straightforward path to delivering high-bandwidth, low-latency compute in secure environments, essential for demanding edge workloads.

Key Collaborations and Innovations:

Amazon Web Services (AWS): Intel’s collaboration with AWS facilitates accelerated private network deployments across vertical markets, leveraging Amdocs as a system integrator for the Integrated Private Wireless (IPW) on AWS program. This collaboration enables customers to access end-to-end Amdocs Mobile Private Network (MPN) services, powered by Intel Xeon processors, providing accountability across all components of a mobile private network.

Aramco Digital: Intel and Aramco Digital announced plans to establish Saudi Arabia’s inaugural Open RAN Development Center, focusing on private 5G for the industrial sector. This initiative aims to drive innovation and contribute to Saudi Arabia’s digital transformation landscape.

Cisco/NTT Data: Cisco and NTT DATA collaborated to transform RAI Amsterdam into Europe’s first smart venue, utilizing Intel technology to deliver high-speed, low-latency connectivity for smartphones, IoT devices, and data processing for real-time insights.

Ericsson: In collaboration with Expeto and Intel, Ericsson deployed a private 5G network at Tacoma Tideflats surrounding the Port of Tacoma in Washington State, supporting local enterprises and modernizing their operations.

Future Technologies: Future Technologies utilized Intel and Nokia private 5G solutions to secure multimillion-dollar contracts for various industrial clients, supporting connected worker initiatives, autonomous robotics, asset management, and industrial automation.

Nokia: Nokia’s Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) private wireless solution, based on Intel technologies, enables private 4.9G/LTE and 5G networks for industrial systems and real-time data processing across multiple sites globally.

Pegatron 5G: Pegatron 5G demonstrated its private 5G solution in a smart factory deployment in Vietnam, providing high throughput, low latency connectivity, and zero-trust security.

Red Hat/Minsait: Red Hat, Intel, and Minsait integrated a complete, containerized private 5G solution, combining Intel FlexRAN software and Red Hat OpenShift to deliver a trusted foundation for performance.

WWT/Federated Wireless: WWT and Federated Wireless collaborated with Intel to deploy Neutral Host Networks, facilitating seamless connectivity between private and public service providers across various vertical industries.