khaskhabar.com : Wednesday, 21 July 2021 6:15 PM
New Delhi| Bharti Airtel is collaborating with Intel for 5G network development by leveraging VRAN/O-RAN technologies. The collaboration is part of Airtel’s 5G roadmap for India, as it transforms its network to allow its customers to take advantage of the full potential of a hyperconnected world, where Industry 4.0 ranges from cloud gaming and virtual/augmented reality. becomes an everyday experience.
Airtel is the first telecom operator in India to have demonstrated 5G on a live network and is conducting 5G trials in major cities.
Airtel will deploy Intel’s latest third-generation Xeon Scalable processors, FPGAs and EASICs, and the Ethernet 800 series across its network to build a solid foundation for rolling out 5G, mobile edge computing and network slicing on a large scale .
As members of the O-RAN Alliance, Airtel and Intel will work together to develop a range of Make in India 5G solutions and enable world-class telecom infrastructure in India through local partners.
The Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) will be an area of innovation and creativity in the years to come. These O-RAN platforms will leverage Intel FlexRAN, a reference architecture with both software and hardware components, and enable software-based radio base stations that can run on general-purpose servers located at the network edge.
Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel, said, “Airtel is delighted to have Intel as part of its rapidly expanding partner ecosystem for 5G. Intel’s state-of-the-art technology and experience are designed to serve India with world-class 5G services. Will contribute significantly to Airtel’s mission. We also look forward to working with Intel and domestic companies to unlock India’s potential as a global 5G hub.”
Dan Rodriguez, Intel Corporate Vice President, Network Platforms Group, said, “Being able to digitally power India’s vibrant population of connected users requires scalable and agile networks that are capable of meeting the growing demands of their users. Airtel is delivering its next generation. Enhanced network with a breadth of Intel technology, including Intel Xeon Scalable processors and FlexRAN software, with embedded intelligence to optimize RAN workloads, their To enhance the infrastructure and fulfill the promise of a connected India.”
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