Intel today revealed that mobile operators such as Deutsche Telekom, Dish Wireless and Reliance Jio are transforming networks — relying on Intel technology.
Reliance Jio, India’s #1 telecom operator, announced it will do co-innovations with Intel in 5G radio and wireless core, and collaborate in other associate areas that include AI, cloud and edge computing, which will help it as they deploy 5G.
Germany’s Deutsche Telekom is using Intel FlexRAN technology with accelerators in O-RAN Town, in the O-RAN network it is deploying in Neubrandenburg, Germany — a city of 65,000 people spread out over 33 square miles. The company is relying on Intel as a technology partner as it delivers high-performance RAN at scale.
DISH Wireless relies on Intel’s contributions to the 5G ecosystem as it builds out the first cloud-native 5G network in the United States. The launch in its first city, Las Vegas, as well as its nationwide network, will be deployed on infrastructure powered by Intel technology in the network core, access and edge.
Intel, for its part, has been losing share in its core data center and personal computing markets to rivals such as Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) after years of manufacturing troubles.
But networking chips have become an increasingly important part of its business, growing 20 percent in 2020 to account for $6 billion of its $77.9 billion in overall sales, Reuters reported.
Intel confirmed its leadership in virtual radio access network (vRAN), noting nearly all commercial vRAN deployments are running on Intel technology.
“As the leading network silicon provider, we have been driving this shift to virtualizing the core to access to edge, and implementing edge computing capabilities with our decade of experience, to power our society’s digital revolution,” Dan Rodriguez, Intel corporate vice president, Network Platforms Group, said.
Intel technology is already deployed in over 35,000 end customer edge implementations.
Intel said that software from Cohere Technologies could double utilization of some network spectrum using Intel’s chips, benefiting carriers that spend billions acquiring spectrum rights.