Dell Technologies has announced new solutions and partnerships aimed at helping the telecommunications industry accelerate the adoption of open, cloud-native technologies. These solutions include Dell Telecom Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat, new Dell PowerEdge edge servers, a private wireless program, and expanded lab capabilities.
Dell is collaborating with Red Hat to expand Telecom Infrastructure Block portfolios. Dell has introduced Telecom Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat to help network operators meet the demands of 5G core and radio access network (RAN) workloads.
ACG Research estimates that CSPs deploying Dell Telecom Infrastructure Blocks can reduce OpEx by 40% and CapEx by 10% versus deploying telecom cloud infrastructure without the Dell solution. The company has also introduced new Dell PowerEdge XR8000, XR7620, and XR5610 servers, specifically designed for telecom, open RAN, and mobile edge computing workloads. Dell has also launched the Dell Private Wireless Program, a fully integrated solution for medium and large enterprises to extend on-site and remote application support across private and public 4G and 5G networks.
Dell Technologies is on a mission to help the telecommunications industry accelerate the adoption of open, cloud-native technologies. In a bid to do so, the company has announced several new solutions and partnerships that aim to simplify the design, deployment, and lifecycle management of a telecom cloud. Dell is working closely with Red Hat to expand Telecom Infrastructure Block portfolios. The fully engineered, cloud-native solution is co-designed with Red Hat and backed by Dell services and support. 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.
The new Dell PowerEdge XR8000, XR7620, and XR5610 servers are designed specifically for telecom, open RAN, and mobile edge computing workloads while simplifying edge operations. The compact 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 scalable, 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.
Dell’s private 5G wireless portfolio would deliver choice and flexibility for CSPs and enterprises. The Dell Private Wireless Program, built upon a diverse ecosystem of partners, offers CSPs and enterprise customers more choice in private wireless solutions, so they can find the best fit for their own needs. Jointly developed with technology partners, the private wireless solutions, based on open architectures, are pre-tested and validated by Dell and include self-service operations capabilities. Dell professionals would help remove complexity through solution integration, end-to-end management, and support.
Dell also drives global telecom ecosystem collaboration with expanded lab capabilities. The Dell Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab, located in Round Rock, Texas, supports more than 25 customers and partners with testing, certifying and validating open telecom solutions and applications, so they can be quickly and easily deployed in telecom networks. Dell is ramping its efforts to accelerate innovation and simplify ecosystem collaboration with a new Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and plans to establish additional labs in Asia Pacific and Japan, and in the Americas.
Dennis Hoffman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dell Technologies Telecom Systems Business said, “The promise of open telecom network architecture is clear to operators, but has so far been a challenge to realize. To address this challenge, the industry needs to create consumable, tested solutions that telecom operators can confidently deploy in their networks. 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, so we can put open innovation into action.”
- In the second half of 2023, Dell Telco Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat will be available worldwide
- Beginning in May 2023, the new Dell PowerEdge computers will be available worldwide
- Starting today, Dell Private WiFi with Expeto and Airspan is available worldwide
- Starting today, Dell Private WiFi with Athonet is available worldwide
- Beginning in the first half of 2023, Dell Open Telco Ecosystem Lab Evaluation Services will be available worldwide.