Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced as-a-service offerings to help telecom operators to deploy open 5G networks.
The HPE portfolio will accelerate telcos’ path to revenue growth with 5G and enable them to rapidly deploy 5G services to deliver dynamic, personalized, and real-time experiences to employees, customers and citizens.
HPE said its edge-to-cloud, platform as-a-service strategy would assist telcos to capitalize on the 5G opportunity, by leveraging a cloud-native software stack for 5G core, optimized telco core and edge infrastructure blueprints, and Wi-Fi 6 enabled services.
A new HPE 5G Core Stack, a container-based software stack, provides telco customers with the core network capabilities required to rapidly deliver new 5G services to subscribers and enterprise customers.
HPE’s platform enables Virtual Radio Access Networks (vRAN) and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC). These purpose built offerings from HPE provide telcos with an IT service environment at the cellular network edge.
Innovative Aruba Central services, including Air Pass Wi‑Fi/5G roaming and Air Slice SLA management, help telcos extend the 5G footprint to the enterprise edge by allowing seamless access to Wi-Fi connected users and IoT devices.
Infrastructure delivered as-a-service with HPE GreenLake is available via a pay-as-you-go, managed services and elastic model. These offerings provide telcos with an attractive, fast ramp for rolling out 5G services by enabling them to reduce upfront capital investments and reduce risk.
“HPE 5G Core Stack helps telcos reduce operational costs, deploy features faster and keep themselves open to multiple networks and technologies while avoiding being locked-in to a single vendor approach,” said Phil Mottram, vice president and general manager of the Communications and Media Solutions business unit at HPE.
HPE has more than 300 telecoms customers in 160 countries. In the core, 700 million subscribers across 82 carriers depend on HPE Mobile Core software.
HPE was recently recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the 2019 Leadership award for Global 5G Infrastructure Enabling Technology.