Intel at MWC Barcelona 2022

“Built for Wonderful” event highlights how Intel enables software-defined, fully programmable cloud-to-edge infrastructure.

As part of MWC Barcelona 2022, Intel’s “Built for Wonderful” event showcased, with its partners and customers, how the company enables software-defined, fully programmable infrastructure from the cloud through the internet and 5G networks to the intelligent edge. Hosted by Nick McKeown, senior vice president and general manager of the Network and Edge Group (NEX) at Intel, the event explored major shifts and transitions, highlighting software as foundational technology aiding the transformation. McKeown was joined by Dan Rodriguez, corporate vice president and general manager of the Network Platforms Group, and Sachin Katti, chief technology officer of the Network and Edge Group, to reveal new products and architectural approaches across the 5G network and edge. Joining Intel to discuss these transformations were leading communications service providers and industry partners who shared their collaborations with Intel.


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Event Demos

All of Intel’s MWC Barcelona 2022 demos can be found at  

5G Roadside Unit for Smart City and Connected Infrastructure (super demo)

Smart road technology can help improve vehicle and pedestrian safety, traffic management, road condition monitoring and more. Intel, Capgemini and Advantech will show how 5G, edge computing and AI provide a platform for a range of smart road and smart city use cases.

Symware: RAN-as-a-Service with Intel Xeon D Processor

Rakuten Symphony Symware, powered by the Intel® Xeon® D processor, offers communication service providers the world’s first hardware subscription for radio access networks.

Commercial LTE/5G vRAN Solution

Samsung and Intel demonstrate a commercial LTE/5G vRAN solution featuring Massive MIMO connectivity and FDD/TDD carrier aggregation.

5G vRAN & AI-Powered RIC Application on Intel® Xeon® Processors
An AI-powered vRAN application (rAPP) for Massive MIMO beam management can optimize quality of user experience and 5G coverage dynamically as user traffic changes throughout the day. 

Cloud RAN Advanced Pooling Architecture
Intel and AT&T show how cloud-native Class II pooling, based on FlexRAN™ reference architecture, can significantly increase capacity in centralized RAN deployments.  

Cloud RAN mMIMO in Mid-Band Spectrum
A cloud native vRAN platform powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, a dedicated vRAN accelerator and software from Ericsson help communication service providers deploy Massive MIMO at scale. 

Dynamic AI-Based 5G Core Power Management 
Intel power management features can dynamically improve server/cluster utilization in a cloud native environment, helping communication service providers reduce OpEx while maintaining SLAs. 

Edge Cloud Solution for Agriculture Applications 
FarmGrid, Intel® Smart Edge and Google Anthos provide a platform to help farmers automate their operations and improve planning. 

5G Network Visibility for Mobile Network Operators 
A cloud native network visibility solution featuring the Intel® Tofino™ 2 programmable Ethernet switch ASIC can help communication service providers react quickly to new 5G use cases. 

Elastic CDN on a Multipurpose Telco Edge Cloud  
A virtualized edge node powered by 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors can host content delivery network (CDN) applications alongside other workloads on the same server. 

Private 5G with On-Prem Edge and OpenVINO™ 
Nokia and Intel bring the reliability, low latency and high bandwidth of a private 5G network to the factory floor to serve mission-critical industrial use cases.  

Real-Time Cloud App Execution with Remote Data 
Vcinity's hybrid, multi-cloud Application Access Gateway solution delivers real-time access to data at scale. This demo video shows how this solution, which runs on a continually growing and broad portfolio of Intel products, from Xeon-D-class CPUs to FPGA accelerator cards, allows applications to access data anywhere it’s located — whether public or private cloud, on prem or at the edge. 

Seamless Laptop Multi-Band Wi-Fi 6E and 5G 
The next generation of Intel wireless software will enable simultaneous wireless connections to Wi-Fi 6/6E and 5G, with seamless switching and aggregation for the best user experiences. 

5G Gateway SRv6 
By using SRv6 for traffic forwarding, communication service providers can better achieve massive distributed computing at scale, with a lower TCO.

Intel Smart Edge Factory Manager 
An integrated edge platform that allows enterprises to quickly deploy edge infrastructure, add compute capabilities, provide necessary automation and converge workloads to enable a Smart Factory. 

IoT Video Analytics with Intel Xeon D Processors 
Intel® Xeon® D processors are ideal for live video analytics at the edge, efficiently scaling from a few video streams to many.

Partner News

Accton: Accton announces the SAF6101I Edge Server, supporting a next-generation Intel processor and the latest Intel-based technologies for high-throughput applications

Advantech: Advantech Collaborates with Capgemini to Deliver 5G Smart Roadside Unit Solutions for the Connected Infrastructure

Benetel: New Benetel 7.2x 5G OpenRAN RU Addresses Growing Private & Public Network Opportunities

Cellwize: Cellwize Introduces a RAN Service Management Orchestration Solution for the Hybrid ORAN Era, Bringing Mobile Operators Closer to Realizing an ORAN Future

Congatec: World premiere for x86 based COM-HPC Server

Cohere: Cohere’s Universal Spectrum Multiplier Software Doubles Both 4G and 5G Spectrum Performance

Cohere: Cohere Technologies Raises $46 Million Series D Round to Commercialize Universal Spectrum Multiplier Open RAN Software for Any Generation Mobile Network

Curtiss-Wright: Curtiss-Wright Introduces Its Highest Performance 3U OpenVPX™ Digital Signal Processing Engine

Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Extends Leadership in Enterprise Connectivity with Private 5G Offering

JMA: JMA Wireless Launches World’s First 5G Cloud Radio Access Network That Is Compatible With All Processors and Cloud Platforms

Kontron: Kontron announces products featuring the Intel Xeon D-1700 and Xeon D-2700 processor family

MFA: MFA Releases Uni5G Technology Blueprints to Guide Enterprises Deploying Private 5G Networks

NEXCOM: Discover New Edge Opportunities with NEXCOM’s Professional uCPE

ONF: ONF’s Leading Private 5G Connected Edge Platform Aether™ Now Released to Open Source

ONF: ONF’s SD-RAN™ Now Fully Released to Open Source

QCT: QCT Joins Hands with Partners to Unleash Connectivity at MWC 2022 to Accelerate 5G and Edge deployment and management at MWC#2022

Samsung: Samsung Joins Forces With Industry Leaders To Advance 5G vRAN Ecosystem

stürmsfs ag: Premiere: Erstes privates 5G-Netz in der Schweiz in Betrieb (German) /  Premiere: First private 5G network in operation in Switzerland (English)

Submer: Intel And Submer Unite To Transform Datacenter Heat Re-use To Power Municipalities

Supermicro: New High-Performance, Low-Power Supermicro Edge Systems Extend Edge Solutions Portfolio -- Opens New Telco, Industrial, and Intelligent Edge Opportunities

Supermicro: Supermicro Total IT System Portfolio Delivers Industry-Leading, Seamless, Edge-to-Cloud Solutions to Growing 5G and Intelligent-Edge Markets

Telecom Infra Project: Middle East operators establish region’s first Open RAN centralised test lab in collaboration with TIP and Intel

Telefónica: Telefónica’s holographic telepresence, protagonist with Carolina Marín at MWC

Vodacom: Vodacom launches Africa’s first Amazon Web Services (AWS) Outposts Innovation Lab

Wind River: Wind River Studio Supports Intel SoCs for Real-Time and AI-Driven Intelligent Systems for Aerospace and Defense Edge Applications