Enterprise Connectivity Extended with Private 5G Offering from Hewlett Packard Enterprise

By Chantal Polsonetti

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that it is extending its enterprise connectivity with capabilities for private networking across both 5G and Wi-Fi, enabling new enterprise and industrial applications from edge to Private 5Gcloud. Pre-integrated with radio access capabilities from leading vendors, the private 5G solution can be deployed quickly, flexibly and as a service with HPE GreenLake.

Although 5G far surpasses Wi-Fi in terms of wide area coverage, Wi-Fi has the edge when it comes to cost-effective, indoor connectivity. With private 5G technology from HPE, customers can uniquely enjoy the best of both worlds with seamless interworking across both private 5G and Wi-Fi.

The private 5G solution from HPE is based on HPE 5G Core Stack, an open, cloud-native, container-based 5G core network solution. It has been enriched with new capabilities for private networking including modular operation and automation, an enterprise self-service portal, agile configuration, and change management. Automated operations are managed by HPE Service Director, which offers a self-service portal for enterprise users, as well as an advanced portal for service provider administrators, making life easy for customers and telcos.

The solution supports a range of deployment types based on customer need. For sensitive or remote operations, such as military, shipping or oil and gas, HPE’s private 5G software provides a fully autonomous deployment with the HPE Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge system, powered by 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Where low latency is key to supporting critical applications, such as in a hospital, the solution can be distributed in a hybrid cloud with user plane functions hosted at the edge and control plane functions hosted in the cloud.

The combination of HPE’s private 5G solution, together with Aruba wireless technologies, enables telcos and enterprises to extend Wi-Fi with private cellular networking. HPE’s private 5G solutions have been designed to operate in tandem with Aruba Wi-Fi networks using technologies, such as Aruba Air Pass, which automates 5G and Wi-Fi roaming.

The private 5G solution has been pre-integrated with 5G radio access network (RAN) solutions from leading vendors for providing customers with end-to-end 5G network deployments. Technologies from Airspan Networks and other partners have been tested with HPE 5G Core Stack at the HPE 5G Lab in Fort Collins, Colorado. More radio partnerships will be added in the coming months.

The HPE 5G Core Stack for private 5G solution and Aruba’s Wi-Fi solutions are available with HPE GreenLake. By deploying private 5G and Wi-Fi on a pay-as-you-use basis with HPE GreenLake, networks can be deployed with reduced risk, little upfront investment and scaled according to demand.

HPE’s private 5G offering is available now. For more information, please visit: http://hpe.com/5g .

 

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