Dell Technologies rolls out telco solutions for open networks

Dell Technologies rolls out telco solutions for open networks

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Dell Technologies has introduced new telecoms solutions and services to bolster open telecom network ecosystems.

The new solutions will also help communications service providers (CSPs) ramp their transformation to open, cloud-native networks in a cost-efficient way.

The news comes in response to CSPs need for various technologies within the open ecosystem to work together seamlessly to offer differentiated edge services and reduce costs. Dell aims to meet this need with its Dell Telecom Cloud Foundation, Dell Open RAN Accelerator and new telecom solutions and lab capabilities.

“Communications service providers are changing how they build and deploy open networks, establishing the foundation on which they can develop and deliver innovative services to capture the edge opportunity,” said Dennis Hoffman (pictured), senior vice president and general manager, Dell Technologies Telecom Systems Business.

“Our expanded telecom solutions portfolio brings the open ecosystem together for network operators, giving them the simplicity and reliability, they need to modernise their networks and monetise new services.”

The Dell Telecom Multi-Cloud Foundation is a turnkey, end-to-end, modern network infrastructure solution that helps CSPs build and deploy open, cloud-native networks quickly, with lower cost and complexity.

While the Telecom Multi-Cloud Foundation includes Dell hardware, Dell Bare Metal Orchestrator management software and the CSPs’ choice of integrated telecom cloud software platforms, including Red Hat, VMware and Wind River.

Dell is adding new Dell Bare Metal Orchestrator Modules to its software, giving CSPs the ability to deploy and lifecycle manage the entire cloud foundation stack. Once implemented, CSPs will have a scalable cloud foundation spanning core, edge and RAN for their open hardware and software environment with the flexibility to design and deploy open network functions and differentiated edge services.

In addition, Dell and Marvell confirm that they will collaborate on new hardware to accelerate Open RAN.

Developed in collaboration with Marvell, the Dell Open RAN Accelerator Card is a new inline 5G Layer 1 processing card for vRAN and Open RAN solutions. Designed for Dell PowerEdge and other x86-based servers, the PCIe accelerator card brings the same Marvell OCTEON Fusion technology and performance of 5G radio networks to the Open RAN ecosystem.

“Marvell is delighted to partner with Dell Technologies to enable an open, virtualised 5G RAN architecture that delivers advanced features and performance built on our proven OCTEON® Fusion platform,” said Raj Singh, executive vice president of processors business unit at Marvell.

“The new Dell Open RAN Accelerator Card is an innovative no-compromise, cloud-native, in-line, Open RAN Layer 1 acceleration solution that addresses the shortcomings of existing vRAN alternatives.”

The company has also made new developments in the area of edge and core technologies, which include the Dell Validated Design for Services Edge 1.2 that combines edge compute resources with private wireless connectivity, enabling the ease of deployment, scalable operations and security capabilities required for large numbers of edge locations.

Similarly, there is the Dell Validated Design for the 5G Core with Oracle and VMware, which gives CSPs the choice to build a robust, scalable 5G core on industry standard infrastructure, in a more secure and reliable way.

While in the area of telecom services and lab capabilities, CSPs can quickly operationalise network infrastructure with Dell ProDeploy for NFVI, and the Dell Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab Solution Integration Platform helps CSPs and partners securely connect their lab resources to the Dell lab and infrastructure to develop and bring 5G and telecom edge services to market more quickly.

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