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Tech Giants Partnering to Bolster 5G Adoption

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Tech giants like Google and Ericsson are partnering to nurture and execute 5G the best way possible, although the network technology is only a few years away from setting foot on the planet. As several companies believe that 5G is bound to take the entire global economy by storm, bringing new definitions to way IoT (Internet of Things) and other technologies.

For the same, it requires major technological companies to explore the many uses of the wireless network technology and innovate accordingly. This indeed calls for enormous sums of funds which can help 5G to be a commercial success for telcos. It is these partner systems that enable distribution, advancements to IoT and other technologies. With that said, here are some of the major collaborations preparing for the arrival of 5G.

Airtel is the First Telco to Trial Away 5G
Bharti Airtel and Tata Group have established a strategic partnership for implementing 5G network solutions across India. This collaboration comes after the permission given by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for telcos to conduct trials of the wireless network technology. Accordingly, Airtel became the first telco in India to explore and demonstrate 5G over its network in Hyderabad. Now with the permission at hand, Airtel has set forth to do its trail and error with 5G across major cities using the spectrum allocated by DoT.

Google and Ericsson to Digitally Transform CSPs
This partnership is formed to create 5G and edge cloud technologies to assist communication service providers (CSPs) to transform digitally and unlock new enterprise and consumer use cases. Although, both are known to have previously achieved functional onboarding of Ericsson 5G on Anthos, enabling CSPs and firms to deploy telco edge and on-premise use cases.

Domingo Mirón, Accenture's Iberia business leader stated that, “5G, cloud, and edge computing will usher in a new era of change and creativity for businesses.

Ericsson on the other hand, in its latest reports has indicated that 5G will have roughly 330 million subscriptions by the end of 2026, accounting for around 26 percent of India's mobile subscribers.

Intel and Google Joining Hands to Accelerate 5G Deployments Globally
To speed-up 5G deployments around the world, the leading Chip Maker and the Cloud arm of Google shook an agreement to develop telco cloud architecture and integrated solutions strengthen the hands of communication service providers to quickly deploy 5G networks across several network and edge locations. This is said to help communication service providers to use virtual Radio Access Network (RAN) and this will in turn help open RAN solutions with next-generation infrastructure and software. Another benefit planned for the communication service providers is the simplification of delivering network business apps to the network edge. Lastly, communication service providers will relish accessing new lab environments that are based on cloud native 5G networks. Overall, this collaboration proves as a crucial step forward in the Chipmaker’s efforts to transform 5G networks with a software defined, agile and scalable infrastructure.

Intel even unveiled two new 11th Gen U-series CPUs, the Core i7-1195G7 and Core i5-1155G7, as well as a 5G M.2 module, during its keynote address at the 2021 virtual Computex.

DISH and AWS to Reinvent 5G
Upon seeming AWS’s cloud platform, DISH chose the Amazon.com’s cloud wing to build its 5G network on AWS. Together, the two are not projected to mold businesses and consumers order and access 5G services but establish their own private 5G networks as well. Aside from this, like most network corporation seeking the deployment of RAN, DISH also has set plans on deploying standalone cloud-based 5G Open-Radio Access Network in the US. Being run on cloud is a first for the wireless network technology, and DISH plans on making its operations flexible and cost-effective while redefining realistic 5G applications. By doing so, DISH is not only using Aws to build its network, but is also making it easier for developers to create new 5G apps.

Accenture Acquires Arca to Reinforce its Various Operations
Since the Spanish engineering services company is known to delivering multidisciplinary around network operations. Accenture acquired the firm to advance its abilities to assist firms swing operational models to new sources of growth. Accenture believes the acquisition will reinforce it as a key partner for the engineering, design, deployment, and operation of network services, voice, data, video, fixed, mobile, 5G, and IoT for clients in the telecommunications, industrial, energy, and infrastructure industries, among others.

Moreover, Domingo Mirón, Accenture's Iberia business leader stated that, “5G, cloud, and edge computing will usher in a new era of change and creativity for businesses. This purchase will increase our capabilities to help clients expedite their 5G Cloud network transformation from design through deployment and operation by leveraging Arca's expertise”.

IBM and AT&T to Enhance Hybrid Cloud Architecture
IBM and AT&T have announced a new relationship to assist enterprise clients in adopting 5G technologies through IBM Cloud Satellite, IBM's hybrid cloud platform for managing apps in the IBM Cloud, on-premises, or at the edge. IBM and AT&T will collaborate to enable businesses manage applications hosted in hybrid cloud environments using IBM Cloud Satellite and Red Hat OpenShift, all over AT&T networks.

According to Howard Boville, SVP of IBM Hybrid Cloud, "with IBM's open and secure hybrid cloud platform, we'll be able to enable clients safely leverage 5G and edge offerings in any environment, thanks to our partnership with AT&T. This is a huge step forward in expanding the enterprise's 5G and edge capabilities”.
5G, in particular, promises significant improvements in speed, responsiveness, and scale to serve a wide range of bandwidth-intensive applications and technologies.

“Instead of three or four companies, the wireless ecosystem has been accessible to various companies”, says Anand Agarwal, Group CEO, STL.

Aside from the glorious capabilities packed with the wireless network technology, it also faces a fair share of ill will as it’s believed that its radiations pose harm to living beings. For that matter, certain states and experts have expressed their views on having the wireless network technology examined of all its positives and negatives before being implemented.

However, it does not stop companies to carry on with their plans on the various ways 5G’s capabilities can be executed, let alone hoping whether to implement on a cloud-based platform or such. These prior preparations in turn help consumers to learn a thing or two about it, which comes handy when it arrives.

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