Dell Technologies (Dell) introduces new telecommunications solutions and services to bolster the open telecom ecosystem and help communications service providers (CSPs) ramp up their transformation to open, cloud-native networks.
The telecommunications industry’s growing open ecosystem gives CSPs more choice in their technologies and partners as they modernize to cloud-native networks. CSPs need the various technologies of this open ecosystem to work together seamlessly to offer differentiated edge services and reduce costs.
“Dell aims to remove complexity and speed modern network deployments with its Dell Telecom Cloud Foundation, Dell Open RAN Accelerator, and new telecom solutions and lab capabilities,” the company said.
“Communications service providers are changing how they build and deploy open networks, establishing the foundation on which they can develop and deliver innovative services to capture the edge opportunity,” said Dennis Hoffman, senior vice president and general manager, Dell Technologies Telecom Systems Business. “Our expanded telecom solutions portfolio brings the open ecosystem together for network operators, giving them the simplicity and reliability they need to modernize their networks and monetize new services.”
The Dell Telecom Multi-Cloud Foundation is a turnkey, end-to-end, modern network infrastructure solution that helps CSPs build and deploy open, cloud-native networks faster with lower cost and complexity. The Telecom Multi-Cloud Foundation includes Dell hardware, Dell Bare Metal Orchestrator management software and the CSPs’ choice of integrated telecom cloud software platforms, including Red Hat, VMware, and Wind River.
“CSPs are increasingly evaluating Virtual & Open RAN technologies that offer improved performance and efficiency. With today’s announcement, we are putting Dell at the center of the Open RAN ecosystem,” said Sam Saba, head of telecom, Asia Pacific & Japan, Dell Technologies. “Our new telecom solutions and lab capabilities are designed to enable CSPs to modernize their networks, monetize new services, and fulfill their cloud-native ambitions.”
Dell is adding new Dell Bare Metal Orchestrator Modules to its software, giving CSPs the ability to deploy and lifecycle manage the entire cloud foundation stack. Once implemented, CSPs will have a scalable cloud foundation spanning core, edge, and RAN for their open hardware and software environment with the flexibility to design and deploy open network functions and differentiated edge services.
Quoting ACG Research, Dell said it estimates an up to 39% OpEx savings for CSPs deploying the Telecom Multi-Cloud Foundation in their networks.
“ACG Research found CSPs also save time on testing and certification, manual processes, server provisioning, software upgrades and cloud stack integration and testing,” Dell said.
Edge and Core
Dell continues to grow its open partner ecosystem with new telecom solutions for edge and core.
Dell Validated Design for Services Edge 1.2 brings together edge compute resources with private wireless connectivity, enabling the ease of deployment, scalable operations, and security capabilities required for large numbers of edge locations. Enterprises can place sensors and devices at the edge of mobile networks to capture and process data in near-real-time, and use the data to generate insights, optimize operations and help increase productivity. The open standards-based design now supports Airspan 5G RAN for a fast deployment of enterprise private 5G networks.
Dell Validated Design for the 5G Core with Oracle and VMware gives CSPs the choice to build a robust, scalable 5G core on industry-standard infrastructure, in a more secure and reliable way. The solution can help reduce the time needed to design, test, and integrate network components from multiple partners.
The Dell Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab Solution Integration Platform helps CSPs and partners securely connect their lab resources to the Dell lab and infrastructure to develop and bring 5G and telecom edge services to market more quickly. With the labs interconnected to create a mini, open ecosystem, the Solution Integration Platform uses the latest DevOps techniques to conduct tests faster than manual testing, so services can be brought to market more quickly, with less risk and cost. CSPs and partners can use the new platform to conduct integrated testing and ongoing lifecycle management of Open RAN, 5G, and edge services and applications.