HPE Launches HPE Aruba Networking Enterprise Private 5G, Leveraging Athonet Acquisition

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ByChantal Polsonetti
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced HPE Aruba Networking Enterprise Private 5G, designed to help customers accelerate and simplify the deployment and management of private 5G networks, provide high levels of reliable wireless coverage across large campus and industrial environments, and open new, untapped use cases for private cellular.  This integration follows HPE’s 2023 acquisition of private cellular technology provider Athonet.

Aruba Networking Enterprise Private 5G

With this expansion of its secure edge-to-cloud portfolio, HPE Aruba Networking now offers both Wi-Fi and private 5G solutions for use by customers in industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, public venues, and education to solve complex connectivity challenges across large and remote sites. HPE Aruba Networking Enterprise Private 5G is intended to both complement Wi-Fi connectivity as well as expand AI data capture and delivery capabilities for building AI data lakes and activating inference solutions.

HPE Aruba Networking Enterprise Private 5G also enables communications service providers (CSPs) to quickly deploy private 5G networks for their customers. This integrated private 5G solution complements existing Wi-Fi-based managed services and is designed to help telco customers service the growing private cellular market and generate new revenue from their existing enterprise customers.

The HPE Aruba Networking Enterprise Private 5G offering encompasses:

  • An end-to-end offering that includes a 4G/5G core, HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers, SIM/eSIM cards, 4G/5G small cells, and dashboard.

  • New 4G/5G small cell radios from HPE that provide indoor/outdoor coverage, eliminating the need to integrate and use a separate management tool from a 3rd party vendor.

  • Simplified cloud-native management and automation for subscriber management, deployment management, core monitoring and radio monitoring, with future plans for integration with HPE Aruba Networking Central.

  • Expanded AI data capture and delivery for building AI data lakes and activating inference solutions.

  • Interoperability with shared spectrum for private enterprise use: Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum in the US, and globally, where regulatory frameworks allow, beginning in 2025.

  • Simplified configuration with pre-integrated, tested solution including everything needed to deploy an enterprise private 4G/5G network.

  • Ability to deploy solutions in under 30 minutes with zero touch provisioning and configuration wizards that mask the 3GPP cellular complexity.

Further information on industrial network infrastructure, including wired, Wi-Fi, cellular, and private networks, is available here

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