Today, Intel and Samsung announced they are expanding their collaboration through a new product innovation agreement using 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel® vRAN Boost.
The combination of Samsung’s vRAN 3.0 and 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel vRAN Boost will provide operators with a solution that allows them to meet their demanding capacity, coverage, quality and total cost of ownership requirements while underpinning their networks on a modern, fully virtualized architecture.
“The mobile industry is on a transformational journey toward end-to-end network virtualization,” said Cristina Rodriguez, vice president and general manager, Wireless Access Networking Division at Intel. “Intel and Samsung have a long-standing collaboration with a shared commitment to deliver highly integrated, virtualized RAN solutions. This new agreement will deepen that collaboration, enabling both companies to jointly speed up operators’ vRAN deployments at scale and to deliver a strong combination of flexibility, performance and power efficiency.”
Samsung and Intel have been collaborating on vRAN (virtual radio access network) innovation since 2017, and the companies have already proven the performance of their integrated solutions in Tier One operators’ commercial networks in the U.S., the U.K. and Japan.