Dell Technologies @ Mobile World Congress 2023

Dell Technologies announced Dell Telecom Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat, new Dell PowerEdge edge servers, and a private wireless program for telecom operators and vendors.
Dell Technologies at MWC 2017“The industry needs to create consumable, tested solutions that telecom operators can confidently deploy in their networks,” said Dennis Hoffman, senior vice president and general manager, Dell Technologies Telecom Systems Business.

“With our new partnerships, solutions and expanded lab capabilities, Dell Technologies is quickly growing the industry ecosystem and bringing together communications service providers and technology partners.”

Dell introduced Telecom Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat to help network operators meet the demands of 5G core and radio access network (RAN) workloads. The solution includes the hardware, software and subscriptions network operators need to build, scale out and power core network functions using Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes.

Dell’s solution is based on open technologies and simplifies the deployment and lifecycle management of a telecom cloud. Network operators can improve the efficiency of how they use their IT resources to reduce operational costs and power consumption, which lowers their carbon footprint.

ACG Research estimates that CSPs deploying Dell Telecom Infrastructure Blocks can reduce Opex by 40 percent and Capex by 10 percent versus deploying telecom cloud infrastructure without the Dell solution.

“We are excited about the value that Dell is delivering with their Telecom Infrastructure Block strategy and their commitment to providing choice in the telecom cloud stack,” said Marc Rouanne, executive vice president and chief network officer, Dish Wireless.

“Networks operating from the core to the edge require layered capabilities, across infrastructure and software-defined architecture, with added security measures, orchestration and cloud-native applications,” said Honore LaBourdette, vice president, telco, media, entertainment and edge ecosystem, Red Hat.

New Dell PowerEdge XR8000, XR7620 and XR5610 servers are specifically designed for telecom, open RAN and mobile edge computing workloads while simplifying edge operations. The servers are based on 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Those with Intel vRAN Boost can eliminate the need for an external accelerator card resulting in approximately 20 percent additional compute power savings for lower cost of ownership than previous servers.

The modular designs simplify deployment and maintenance, while Network Equipment Building Systems Level 3 compliance and Zero Trust enabling capabilities help provide safety and security in the field. With Dell’s Smart Cooling technology the servers can use less power and offer increased performance. The systems will support temperatures from –5 to 55 degrees Celsius in edge locations from the factory floor to remote cellular base stations.

“Vodafone applauds the addition of XR8000 to the Dell Technologies PowerEdge portfolio,” said Andy Dunkin, Open RAN RF and digital platform development manager, Vodafone. “It is a dense compute and modular solution with the environmental specification and form factor that will facilitate O-RAN deployment.”

The Dell Private Wireless Program is designed to offer CSPs and enterprise customers more choice in private wireless solutions.

Dell Private Wireless with Airspan and Expeto is an integrated solution for medium and large enterprises to extend on-site and remote application support across private and public 4G and 5G networks. Dell Private Wireless with Athonet helps small and medium businesses quickly deploy their choice of network architecture, radio vendor or spectrum band for an affordable, easy-to-use private wireless solution.