Telecommunications service providers face rapidly growing usage demands. The exponential increase of mobile subscribers, Internet of Things devices and 5G use cases adds to the complexity and cost of network build-out and operations. Many new use cases require low latency and high bandwidth and can generate new revenue streams for the service providers while reducing the total cost of ownership. A new type of platform is needed to deliver the best of IT while meeting mobility network requirements. This new infrastructure will need to be cost-eﬀective, ﬂexible, easy to deploy and scale efficiently with growing traffic and services. These conditions can be met through an optimized, joint hardware and software solution using the leading COTSx86-based platforms and hardware acceleration by FPGA. Intel is working with industry leaders who are building solutions that transform the network for a data-centric world from NFVi, Access, to the Edge/Core.