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Innovation Briefing Issue 5 | Hewlett Packard Enterprise enters OpenRAN market

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  • Published by Crispin Moller on 30 Apr 2021
  • Last modified 4 May 2021
The first product from Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s newly created Communications Technology Group, or CTG, is the HPE Open RAN Solution Stack.

It is aimed at large telcos and includes HPE’s orchestration and automation software, RAN-specific infrastructure blueprints and telco-optimised infrastructure.

The stack also features the new HPE ProLiant DL110 Gen10 Plus server – the industry’s first OpenRAN workload-optimised server.

The CTG has been created to help telcos and enterprises take advantage of the huge 5G market opportunity as it offers a family of open, interoperable solution stacks. The HPE Open RAN Solution Stack follows in the footsteps of the HPE 5G Core Stack, which was unveiled in March 2020. The solutions are linked with a common orchestration platform, which supports telcos to deploy resources and applications from the telco core to the edge. Both solutions are underpinned by an ecosystem of partners, with industry leaders already working to test and optimise their OpenRAN software through the new stack.

HPE contributes to the O-RAN Alliance and the Telecom Infra Project, which are driving the move to open systems. While the CTG is new, HPE has more than 30 years of experience in the telecoms industry, with more than 300 telco customers in 160 countries and 850 million mobile devices worldwide connected to HPE software. The CTG looks to build on this with its edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service strategy that bridges enterprise and telco solutions through multiple clouds.

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