EdgeQ Launches 5G Chipset-as-a-Service for 5G Wireless Infrastructure Market

By Chantal Polsonetti

Company and Product News

EdgeQ Inc, a 5G systems-on-a-chip company, introduced the industry’s first 5G chipset-as-a-service model, offering customers a future proof platform that can scale 5G and AI features as a function of subscription payments. This new 5G Chipset-as-a-Serviceservice model is the very first in the chip industry to scale price, performance, and features as a function of need and use.

A service-oriented model provides customers the freedom to scale from nominal to advanced 5G features, such as ultra-reliable low latency communications, geo-location services, massive MIMO, fine-grained network slicing, as well as extending compatibility to other legacy wireless protocols. By coupling EdgeQ’s software-driven base station-on-a-chip technology with a chipset-as-a-service model, customers can now focus on a virtualized 5G deployment model where feature attributes can be turned on and off via software. EdgeQ’s unique combination of an elastic chip architecture and a softwarized RAN (radio access network) stack allows customers to only pay for features that map to their real needs.

By offering chipset-as-a-service, EdgeQ elevates 5G Open Radio Access network (O-RAN) to an even more configurable, elastic, open wireless infrastructure. Enterprise network, telco, and cloud providers can use EdgeQ to virtualize network resources, allowing elastic scaling of 5G services on demand. Customers can pace their needs and demands via tiered subscription packages, thereby minimizing massive upfront capex of fully burdened hardware. Network providers can instantaneously provision finely tuned services (such as massive MIMO or Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications) and incorporate a matching pricing model based on use and value. EdgeQ’s ORAN compliant 5G platform allows dynamic reconfiguration and future scale without the need to rip and replace field-deployed systems. And, customers can now access a more intelligent, elastic, services-driven physical layer.

Pay-as-you-go model delivers cost-efficiency and full customizability

EdgeQ uniquely converges 5G and AI in a formatted but software-defined manner. By leveraging a paid subscription model, customers can select specific packages for 5G services that best reflect the level of user support, coverage, bandwidth, and network services. As a result, organizations can deploy EdgeQ inexpensively with basic 5G connectivity, and then upgrade to more advanced services as their business needs evolve. This approach allows customers to lower upfront CAPEX costs and derisk investment in features and functionalities that may never get used.

EdgeQ’s new business model gives organizations the flexibility and extensibility to manage and nurture their networks fluidly. The control and management become purely cloud-based. The price-performance becomes tightly correlated to real needs. And, customers can now dynamically scale their 5G networks in an environment known for long life cycles and unpredictable unknowns.

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