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HPE and Samsung challenge big three OEMs with 5G edge alliance

Nothing illustrates the way that 5G and the edge cloud will complement one another, than HPE’s newly announced alliance with Samsung to combine their respective edge and virtualized RAN technologies. Both vendors have the opportunity, at the dawn of 5G, to get deeper into the mobile infrastructure market – HPE because mobile RANs and cores will increasingly be virtualized on servers; Samsung because it has, after years of being a minor player in mobile networks, got several early contracts for its 5G gear, and may be hoping to benefit from the uncertainties surrounding the Chinese suppliers (see separate item). The partners said they will offer a joint edge-to-core vRAN solution based on Samsung’s radio technology and system integration services, and…

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