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HPE expands 5G portfolio and projects with key telco customers

5G cityscape5G cityscapeHPE Telco News from HPE Discover and Mobile World Congress, June 2021

June was a busy month for the HPE telco team with news and events from HPE Discover and Mobile World Congress (MWC). Below is a list of highlights.

An expanded 5G portfolio announced at MWC

5G creates an opportunity for telcos to streamline their operations. To unleash the full potential of 5G, operators need to accelerate innovation and reduce cost while minimizing risks.

Building on HPE’s impressive intent-based orchestration and AI/ML-driven assurance, HPE announced a fully integrated, 5G-ready, closed loop solution, which dramatically simplifies the operations of 5G’s infrastructure and network slices/services from end to end. This solution is aligned to the latest 3GPP 5G and ETSI standards and will be a great opportunity for HPE customers to accelerate their journey towards 5G core standalone.

As part of the TelecomTV event, Rolf Eberhardt, Head of Orchestration at the Communications Technology Group at HPE was featured in a thought leadership interview talking about the new 5G end-to-end automation suite.

MWC highlights

During the week June 28, HPE attended MWC virtually and partnered with TelecomTV to provide perspective on the news from the show. HPE and our partners announced several new 5G products: 

  • Orange announced Europe's first 5G SA end-to-end experimental network that is AI-driven, fully automated and cloud native. It’s built on HPE's solution for Cloud 5G SA SDM (Subscriber Data Management). Read the details here: Orange is building a network that will run itself.
  • Ericsson announced they strengthened their Cloud RAN portfolio with mid-band support, utilizing HPE’s technology, the HPE ProLiant DL110 – the world’s first server optimized for RAN workloads. For more info, read the press release or check out HPE’s page about OpenRAN for telco. 

Watch a number of key sessions from the TelecomTV event. They are available on demand by clicking on the links below:

Day 1: 5G Core

Day 2: 5G RAN

Day 3: 5G Edge

Day 4: 5G Cloud


Mobile World Live also featured a special report moderated by myself on how HPE is driving energy efficiency through the Green G working group of the Next G alliance. HPE’s CEO, Antonio Neri, also discussed the communications business and the move to the Age of Insights.

HPE Discover sessions – now available on demand

If you missed seeing how simple it is to deploy a 5G Core Stack at HPE Discover, you can now watch it on demand: Deploying HPE 5G Core Stack: From 0 to 100 in Less Than an Hour (DEMO4362)

During this 10-minute demo, HPE experts discuss the current state of the market for cloud-native 5G Core and help you separate hype from reality. They also go inside the day-0/day-1 rollout of a cloud-native 5G core and show you how a cloud-native framework can help you go from zero to fully functioning network slice in under an hour!

Realize the full potential of 5G

From HPE Discover to HPE’s exciting announcements at Mobile World Congress, June was jam-packed with news and events. Looking forward, the HPE telco team is excited to continue our commitment of helping operators transform their networks so they can realize the full potential of 5G.

For more information on how to transform your network, check out the HPE telco website.  Realize the full potential of 5G, edge and the cloud with HPE’s open, edge-to-cloud telco solutions.

Andy Bryant
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

HPE WW Telco Marketing / @AndyTelco
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