Globe Telecom enters MoU with HPE for MEC using 5G

Globe Telecom enters MoU with HPE for MEC using 5G

14 April 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Globe Telecom, leveraging HPE’s new multi-access edge compute (MEC) solution.

Using HPE’s MEC solution, Globe is able to deliver low latency cloud services at the edge of its network and will be delivered to select users via a newly built edge incubation lab, with Globe specifically moving data-intensive workloads such as AI and machine learning closer to customers for faster data processing and analysis.

“HPE has been a trusted technology provider to our infrastructure for many years, so we are delighted to have them as one of our partners in building our innovative edge services portfolio,” said Peter Maquera (pictured), senior vice president for Globe Business.

“HPE’s solution is working well in the Globe Telcom Lab and has been designed to be deployed rapidly and at-scale across our growing 5G network.”

HPE’s offering is a pre-integrated, telco-grade MEC solution capable of integrated management, service operation, and traffic control. The HPE MEC as-a-service solution is delivered through HPE GreenLake giving Globe the ability to start small with the ability to scale up in line with future requirements.

In addition, Globe has now offering select customers value-added edge services such as AI-powered video analytics, industrial automation, cloud gaming, and VR retail services. Once the trial is completed, the company plans to roll-out its edge services at scale via its 5G network.

The MEC solution also provides telcos with an end-to-end edge application management platform that can be configured across a multi-vendor, multi-cloud environment.

“HPE’s MEC as-a-service solution enables Globe Telecom to secure its position as a trusted edge services provider—offering differentiated, high-value enterprise services as well as new edge applications for their customers,” added Khai Peng, vice president and managing director of growth and emerging countries at HPE.

“The HPE MEC solution is highly scalable, secure, and reliable and we expect many telecoms operators will follow Globe’s lead in adopting this platform.”

The Globe Edge Incubation Lab is built on HPE ProLiant DL360 and DL380 Gen10 Plus and has been developed in partnership with technology partners, including Intel and Saguna, enabling telcos and their customers to work with their preferred software providers.

Additionally, the MEC solution will be available on a pay-as-you-go or subscription basis via HPE GreenLake and HPE is in discussion with various operators in Asia Pacific to further rollout the incubation partnership program.

“Intel is working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and other partners across wireless, cloud, and compute to help enable 5G networks for new business opportunities and use cases around the world,” said Santhosh Viswanathan, vice president of the sales, marketing & communications group, and managing director of APJ Territory at Intel.

“The incubation program, architected on the foundation of Intel Xeon processors aims to deliver faster data processing and analysis to customers for making timely decisions, and HPE’s 5G telco solution blueprints developed with Intel help accelerate development across the network.