Dell, SK Telecom and VMware to develop OneBox MEC

Dell Technologies, SK Telecom and VMware are collaborating to develop OneBox MEC, a single box approach that offers private 5G and edge computing platform to enterprises.
Dell Technologies at MWC 2017OneBox MEC will bring new 5G and edge computing capabilities to enterprises. The solution will simplify deployment and operations and deliver predictable performance via secure connectivity. Solutions providers, network functions providers (RAN and Core) and system integrators will use the OneBox MEC to improve latency, reliability and security of IT systems and networks.

A recent STL Partners study, commissioned by Dell Technologies, SK Telecom (SKT), VMware and Intel, found that 40 percent of enterprises surveyed had issues with the latency of their current networking solutions.

For in-hospital, patient monitoring systems, 61 percent of those surveyed experienced performance issues, and 45 percent expressed reliability concerns with their current solutions. Nearly 70 percent of architecture, engineering and construction companies did not believe the technology they use today was secure enough.

“Dell Technologies has worked closely with VMware and SK Telecom to develop cloud-native solutions and completed proofs of concept deployments designed to optimize 5G and edge computing content delivery and user experience,” said David Trigg, vice president of market development at Dell Technologies.

The OneBox MEC will use the Dell EMC PowerEdge XE2420 server for data-intensive, low-latency edge services to deliver the performance, availability and security required for CSPs to build their portfolio of private 5G and edge solutions.

Coupled with the reliability and scalability of VMware Telco Cloud Platform and SKT’s existing 5GX MEC Platform, the OneBox offering will provide innovative private 5G and MEC services to diverse enterprise customers, said Lakshmi Mandyam, vice president of product management, Telco & Edge Cloud, VMware.

“With OneBox MEC, our enterprise customers will be able to launch MEC-based services in a speedy manner,” said Lee Dong-kee, vice president and head of 5GX MEC Product at SK Telecom.