Verizon has achieved a significant milestone in the world of telecommunications by completing the industry’s first data session on Intel’s 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel vRAN Boost on Samsung’s virtual radio access network (vRAN) solution.
Verizon, a global leader in technology and communications services, conducted a trial using 4th Gen Intel Xeon processors with Intel vRAN Boost on Samsung’s vRAN solution, resulting in notable gains in power efficiency, increased workload management capabilities, and higher throughput performance.
Intel’s 4th Gen Xeon processors with vRAN Boost, introduced at Mobile World Congress 2023, are specifically designed to empower high-performance and power-efficient virtual radio access networks. A remarkable innovation in these processors is the full integration of vRAN acceleration directly into the CPU, eliminating the need for an external acceleration card.
This represents a groundbreaking advancement in the vRAN market. Additionally, these processors offer powerful features that optimize workload performance for packet and signal processing, dynamic power management, as well as integrated acceleration for artificial intelligence and machine learning applications.
Dan Rodriguez, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Network and Edge Solutions Group at Intel, expressed his excitement about this achievement, stating, “5G network transformations like this achievement, underpinned by our differentiated design innovations in Xeon, including fully integrated vRAN acceleration, is showcasing the uncompromised benefits of virtualization at scale.”
In addition, critical functions for disaggregated vRAN solutions, including enhanced network timing and synchronization, are enabled by Intel’s portfolio when combining Intel Xeon processors with Intel Ethernet 800 Series Network Adapters. This collaboration between Intel, Verizon, and Samsung paves the way for enhanced network performance and efficiency, ultimately benefiting customers and advancing the capabilities of 5G networks.