Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced it is offering capabilities for private networking across both 5G and Wi-Fi enabling new enterprise and industrial applications from edge to cloud.
Pre-integrated with radio access capabilities from leading vendors, the private 5G solution can be deployed as a service with HPE GreenLake.
“HPE’s private 5G solution and Aruba Wi-Fi technology promises a complete private networking solution that helps to optimize the working environment, as well as giving telcos new opportunities to grow their enterprise business,” Tom Craig, VP and General Manager, HPE Communications Technology Group, said in a news statement.
The private 5G solution from HPE is based on HPE 5G Core Stack, an open, cloud-native, container-based 5G core network solution. It has been enriched with new capabilities for private networking including modular operation and automation, an enterprise self-service portal, agile configuration and change management.
Automated operations are managed by HPE Service Director which offers a self-service portal for enterprise users, as well as an advanced portal for service provider administrators, making life easy for customers and telcos.
The solution supports a range of deployment types based on customer need. For sensitive or remote operations, such as military, shipping or oil and gas, HPE’s private 5G software provides a fully autonomous deployment with the HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge system, powered by 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
The combination of HPE’s private 5G solution together with Aruba wireless technologies enables telcos and enterprises to extend Wi-Fi with private cellular networking.
HPE is pushing the envelope in developing synergies between Wi-Fi and 5G in order to lead the industry with seamless, secure mobility between cellular and enterprise networks with carrier-grade Quality of Service.
HPE’s private 5G solutions have been designed to operate in tandem with Aruba Wi-Fi networks using technologies such as Aruba Air Pass, which automates 5G and Wi-Fi roaming.
The private 5G solution has been pre-integrated with 5G radio access network (RAN) solutions from leading vendors for providing customers with end-to-end 5G network deployments. Technologies from Airspan Networks and other partners have been tested with HPE 5G Core Stack at the HPE 5G Lab in Fort Collins, Colorado. More radio partnerships will be added in the coming months.
HPE recently announced that OPTAGE, a Japanese service provider, is leveraging HPE’s private 5G solution for its Local 5G testbed implementations.
The HPE 5G Core Stack for private 5G solution and Aruba’s Wi-Fi solutions are available with HPE GreenLake. By deploying private 5G and Wi-Fi on a pay-as-you-use basis with HPE GreenLake, networks can be deployed with reduced risk, little upfront investment and scaled according to demand.