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HPE Rolling Out Private 5G

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HOUSTON — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is introducing its private 5G offering. 

The private 5G by HPE can be deployed as a service with the company’s cloud infrastructure platform, GreenLake, according to the company last month.

The offering is intended to provide capabilities for private networking across both 5G and Wi-Fi, enabling new enterprise and industrial applications from edge to cloud. 

Early on, the Japanese telco OPTAGE is using HPE’s private 5G service for its Local 5G testbed implementations.

HPE believes enterprises are looking at customized 5G for low latency, dedicated capacity, and extended range and security across campus environments, while complementing existing Wi-Fi networks. 

The private 5G offering includes networking across Wi-Fi and is based on HPE 5G Core Stack, an open, cloud-native, container-based solution. The stack includes new capabilities for private networking, including modular operation and automation, self-service portal, and agile configuration and change management. 

For end-to-end 5G network deployments, the service is pre-integrated with 5G radio access network (RAN) solutions from vendors. RAN technologies from Airspan Networks, for instance, and other partners have been tested with HPE 5G Core Stack.

To extend Wi-Fi with private cellular networking, the service is combined with Aruba Wi-Fi wireless technologies. 

“Data growth is creating countless new opportunities across many industries, but super fast, stable, and secure connectivity is essential to enable these digital experiences,” said Tom Craig, VP and GM, HPE Communications Technology Group. 

HPE’s private 5G offerings should give telcos “new opportunities to grow their enterprise business.” 

Henrik Smith-Petersen, chief sales and marketing officer, Airspan Networks, said the company is “an explosion of enterprise interest in private networks, providing tremendous opportunity for innovation.”

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