Intel at Mobile World Congress 2021

At Mobile World Congress 2021, Intel will demonstrate its role in unleashing 5G, the edge and artificial intelligence.

As part of Mobile World Congress 2021, and through its virtual event with its partners and customers, Intel will demonstrate its foundational role in unleashing the possibilities of 5G, building out the edge and enabling tomorrow’s artificial intelligence (AI) — setting the course for a new era of innovation.

Intel’s virtual pre-event – Edge of Wonderful | Unleashing the Possibilities of 5G – on June 21 will include a keynote from Dan Rodriguez, Intel corporate vice president, along with additional activities that highlight how the transformation of the network and rise of the intelligent edge are having a profound impact on reshaping industries, enhancing business operations and delivering new or better business experiences. Intel will point to the digitalization of our economy and the tech inflections impacting our lives, as well as highlight Intel’s role in partnering with the industry to deliver on the promises of a connected world.

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Panels – Intel Network and Edge

Hear from industry experts across networking in the Intel Network and Edge Panel Series hosted by TelecomTV. Topics include 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), Industry 4.0, edge computing, private networks, and virtual radio access network (vRAN) and O-RU technologies.

Best Practices for Accelerating Industry 4.0 Transformation: In this discussion, Intel and partners John Deere and EXOR International will discuss the current industry landscape, key considerations and best practices for digitalization efforts and the anticipated impact 5G will have on the industry.

  • Christine Boles, vice president in the Internet of Things Group and general manager, Industrial Solutions Division, Intel
  • Claudio Ambra, CTO, EXOR International SpA
  • Kiel Ronning, Industry 4.0 lead, John Deere

Collaborating to Accelerate 5G vRAN Deployments: In this panel, leaders will discuss the myths and the realities of vRAN and the successes from early trials and deployments, and consider how the value chain is evolving.

  • Cristina Rodriguez, vice president in the Data Platforms Group and general manager of Wireless Access Network Division, Intel
  • Anil Bhandari, vice president, Product Management, Altiostar
  • Petr Ledl, vice president, head of Network Trials and Integration Lab, Deutsche Telekom
  • Claus Pedersen, vice president of Communication Technology Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Private Networks: Deployments, Learnings and the Road AheadThe explosion of 5G and private networks is providing many new ways for businesses and institutions to utilize cellular networks that are designed specifically for their needs of connectivity, security and performance. This session will discuss how private networks are addressing the various use cases across different verticals (education, industrial, energy).

  • Caroline Y. Chan, vice president in the Data Platforms Group and general manager, Network Business Incubator Division, Intel
  • Jeff Bankston, principal, Private Networks segment leader, AWS
  • Prasad Rampalli, expert advisor to CETF & CBO, Megh Computing

Breaking Up 5G AI Islands through Customer Centricity – Developing a True E2E AI Deployment Model for 5G: This panel of experts will discuss the need for a customer-centric view to network AI, from radio access network (RAN) to service assurance and service management orchestration (SMO).

  • Lynn Comp, vice president in the Data Platforms Group and general manager, Visual Infrastructure Division & NPG Strategy, Intel
  • Subhash Chopra, director of technology, solution leader 5G ORAN, Network AI and Industry 4.0, Capgemini Engineering
  • Yoran Doodai, vice president of Business Development and Product Marketing, Cellwize
  • Hong Chan (Nate), Roh, team leader and creator of SK Telecom Lightning DB Solution, SK Telecom

Beyond 5G: A Global & Cross Industry Effort to Architect the Future Network: This panel will bring together leading representatives who are working through global and cross-industry programs to speak to the work that is already underway – the advancements and potential use cases that are anticipated beyond 5G, and the collective and varying visions these leaders within the ecosystem have for the next generation of technology development.

  • Qian (Clara) Li, senior principal engineer in the Next Generation & Standards, Intel, and Technology Steering Committee chair for the IOWN Global Forum
  • Mikko Uusitalo, head of Research Department, Nokia Bell Labs & Lead for Hexa-X, Nokia
  • Iain J. Gillott, founder and president, iGR Research
  • Benoit Pelletier, Next Gen Ecosystems & Alliances in the Advanced Technologies SEBU at VMware Cloud and co-chair of the Next G Alliance Steering Group

How is the O-RU Reference Architecture Driving 5G Radio Development? This panel will discuss the key digital, analog and RF technology considerations that will enable radio ODMs, CMs and system integrators to offer flexible and scalable end-to-end RAN solutions.

  • Mike Fitton, vice president in the Programmable Solutions Network Business Division, Intel
  • Nitin Sharma, general manager, Wireless Communications, Analog Devices Inc. (ADI)
  • Rajesh Srinivasa, senior vice president, global head of Software Development, Radio Access Business Unit, Mavenir
  • Tero Kola, vice president, Radio Access Networks System Product Management, Nokia
  • Francisco Martin, head, Open Radio Product, Vodafone

Edge Services Made EasyIn this discussion, Intel and partners Dell, Google and Red Hat and end user 5G IO Lab explore the use of edge services in a smart agriculture application. Partners describe the foundational elements of hardware, software and systems to simplify the implementations of edge services using cloud native elements.

  • Jeni Panhorst, vice president and general manager Network Edge and Platforms Division, Intel
  • Jim Brisimitzis, founder, 5G IO Lab
  • Gil Shneorson, senior vice president, Edge Computing Offers, Strategy and Execution, Dell Technologies
  • Gabriele Dipiazza, senior director, Outbound Product Management Telecom, Google
  • Honoré LaBourdette, vice president, Vertical Industries, TME and Edge, Red Hat

MWC 2021 Demos

Cellnex – Providing Autonomous Network Lifecycle Management ServicesTo realize the full potential of 5G, communication service providers need flexible and intelligent edge solutions that can scale Internet of Things, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) and smart city applications. Intel and its partners, including Cellnex, Lenovo, Nearby and Submer, have developed an ultra-low-latency, connected vehicle solution for real-time contextual updates and better road safety.   

Tencent – Personalizing Cloud Gaming with AI and CryptoToday’s gamers want personalized experiences. See how Tencent is leveraging the power of Intel’s built-in artificial intelligence and crypto-acceleration to improve avatar creation and authentication for its cloud gaming services.  

Comba – Connecting Vertical Markets with 5G Small CellWith more smart devices being connected in every vertical market, pervasive 5G is becoming crucial to the work environment. Comba’s 5G Small Cell edge-to-edge solution helps deliver 5G networks and the intelligent edge from manufacturing to the medical sector.  

ZTE – Powering Virtualized Networks for High-Performance 5G Core with 3rd Gen XeonExponential data growth will soon place huge demands on 5G core networks. As service providers work toward a 5G stand-alone core to handle this data, ZTE and Intel are innovating a UPF solution running on Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel 800 Series Network Adapters that can reduce latency and help lower TCO.  

VMWare – Creating Frictionless and Secure Virtual Workspaces with SASEDistributed workforces need seamless connections to apps and services in the cloud. Backed by Intel technologies, the VMware SASE Platform unites cloud networking and security services, allowing workers to connect easily and securely, wherever their work takes them. 

Nokia – Accelerating Edge Cloud RAN Solutions with AirFrameService providers currently face limited opportunities to monetize 5G services efficiently and at scale. Nokia’s open and cloud-native Cloud RAN solution, on Nokia AirFrame platform, provides an agile, flexible edge offering with improved performance and the ability to go to market faster with a wide range of use cases.  

H3C/CMCC – Delivering Seamless Cloud Gaming with RAN Intelligence: Service providers are looking for innovative ways to leverage RAN capabilities to benefit 5G customers and vertical markets. H3C and Intel, in partnership with China Mobile, are delivering RAN Intelligent Controllers (RIC) and xApps such as Intel Link Performance Predictor to improve the cloud gaming experience in areas such as video streaming, AR, and mobile gaming. 

Dell/Affirmed – Enabling Efficient Networks with 3rd Gen Xeon for 5G Cloud-Native SolutionsA virtualized 5G core is at the heart of next-generation networks. Dell Affirmed UnityCloud is a cloud-native, 5G solution that empowers operators to simplify and automate network functions – and choose the components of the infrastructure layer that best fit their needs. 

HPE – Simplifying the Path to vRAN Deployment5G is fueling a rapid transition to virtualization and cloud-native technologies. Intel and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have co-engineered a verified reference configuration that offers operators a cost-effective, simplified path to vRAN, reducing deployment risk and operational complexities while providing an enhanced user experience.  

Varnish/SMC – Making UHD over 5G a RealityContent delivery networks (CDNs) must shift from simply meeting peak delivery capacity to delivering rich content at a sustained quality of experience in the cloud and at the edge – all while doing more with less. Discover how CDNs can have the flexibility to serve the same number of subscribers at higher resolutions or higher number of subscribers at the same resolution – all at a lower total cost of operation.  

Dell – Integrating Edge Computing into Vertical MarketsService providers and enterprises need to securely deploy low-latency private networks. Intel and Dell partnered on Dell MEC, based on Intel Smart Edge, which enables an open and robust environment across multi-vendor, network-edge cloud platforms, thereby reducing complexity, improving security and simplifying integration into cloud environments.  

Capgemini – AI Prediction-Based 5G MAC Scheduler in Radio Access NetworksTo meet stringent service level agreements, it’s crucial that service providers optimize spectral efficiency across their networks. Capgemini Engineering’s NetAnticipate employs an AI-powered MAC scheduler algorithm, optimized on Intel AI pipeline. This takes in past radio channel quality information data, forecasts RAN quality and intelligently learns user mobility patterns to allocate RF resources, resulting in optimized RAN performance and a better user experience.  

5G Precision Timing – Synchronizing Networks with 5G Precision TimingToday’s networks demand high-precision time synchronization from the cloud to the edge. Intel offers a more efficient, cost-effective and reliable deployment path to deliver high timing accuracy for 5G wireless RANs. 

Cellwize – AI-driven vRAN Automated DeploymentTo unleash 5G, service providers need to deploy 5G RAN networks rapidly at low cost to outpace the competition and outperform customer expectations. Learn how Cellwize’s CHIME Service Management Orchestrator – a virtual RAN network automation solution powered by AI and Intel FlexRAN – analyzes RAN performance, enables fully automated 5G vRAN deployment, reduces OPEX with a faster time to market, and improves the user experience. 

Google Cloud – Enabling Cloud-Native 5G vRAN on Hyperscaler Platforms5G is driving a rapid transition to cloud-native technologies. To simplify delivery of cloud-native 5G, Intel and Google Cloud are partnering on a virtual RAN reference architecture that utilizes Intel Smart Edge Open, Intel FlexRAN and other Intel technologies to help service providers accelerate the delivery of 5G Telco Cloud.