Technology major Intel has revealed new developments in its efforts to boost the roll out of 5G network and devices.
Baidu, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, H3C, Huawei, Tencent, Unisoc and ZTE were also present at Intel 5G Network Summit in Beijing, China.
“By providing technologies and collaboration with our partner ecosystem in China, Intel will accelerate the path to 5G,” Sandra Rivera, senior vice president of Intel’s Network Platforms Group, said.
Intel’s focus in cloud computing from the data center to the edge to devices enables partners to leverage Intel Xeon processor-based infrastructure to develop, test and deploy 5G services for customers. This includes network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) solutions that run on Intel.
Unisoc, which produces chipsets for mobile phones, shared plans to utilize Intel 5G modems for mid-tier Android smartphones with its applications processor, ROC1. Unisoc CTO Xiaoxin Qiu has revealed the company’s plans.
Cormac Conroy, Intel vice president and general manager of the Communication and Devices Group, said Intel will target broad global markets, building upon its momentum in LTE modems as 5G scales.
Intel and Baidu will develop an artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G innovation lab to explore converged edge and cloud services, delivering 5G-ready applications in the areas of the Internet of Things, entertainment and automotive, said Baidu’s System Department executive director Zhenyu Hou.
China Unicom and the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games unveiled plans to tie up with Intel to deliver new 5G experiences and capabilities at the coming 2022 Winter Olympics.
Intel, Alibaba and Datang Telecom will explore v2x usage model – powered by 5G communication and edge computing based on the Intel Network Edge Virtualization Software Development Kit (NEV SDK).
Alibaba AliOS’ named Intel as one of the partners of its intelligent transportation initiative, aiming to support the construction of an intelligent road traffic network.
H3C, an Ethernet switch maker, and Comba Telecom Holdings plan to use an Intel FlexRAN 5G NR-compliant solution for 5G. H3C is part of HPE.
Huawei has conducted interoperability trials with Intel as part of the IMT 2020 5G Phase 3 testing.
Tencent WeTest is deploying edge-cloud gaming platform based on Intel Xeon processors to drive the gaming industry ecosystem with a focus on infrastructure, game R&D, distribution and devices.