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NVIDIA is pushing hard into telecoms through partnerships

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The chip maker is working on an individual basis with Fujitsu, Google Cloud, Mavenir, Radisys and Wind River to develop solutions for its NVIDIA AI-on-5G platform.

The platform combines 5G RAN and edge AI computing in one platform.

NVIDIA says that the AI-on-5G platform uses its Aerial software development kit (SDK) and BlueField-2 A100 converged card.

The card itself combines graphic processing units (GPU) and data processing units (DPU) , including NVIDIA’s 5T for 5G solution.

AI and the vRAN

According to the chipmaker, this enables “high-performance 5G RAN and AI applications in an optimal platform to manage precision manufacturing robots, automated guided vehicles, drones, wireless cameras, self-checkout aisles and hundreds of other transformational projects.”

So for instance, NVIDIA is helping Fujitsu enhance its 5G Open RAN system for the sub-6GHz band for customers including NTT DODOMO.

Masaki Taniguchi, SVP and Head of the Mobile System Business Unit at Fujitsu commented, “Network operators, including NTT DOCOMO, are asking for hyperconverged and software-defined 5G vRAN systems to deliver innovative solutions to their customers.”

Public and private

Mavenir is building two 5G vRAN systems based on the Aerial SDK and will target the network operator segment for public 5G and enterprise AI with private 5G. Mavenir and NVIDIA have created a hyperconverged enterprise 5G solution designed to enable enterprises to implement AI-on-5G applications in a seamless and easy-to-use solution.

“AI-on-5G is transformative. Google Cloud’s industry-specific AI solutions meet scalable vertical needs,” said Shailesh Shukla, vice president and general manager for Networking at Google Cloud. “With the power of 5G, Google’s AI offering increases exponentially. We are excited to expand our work with NVIDIA to deliver AI and 5G computing at the edge with Anthos and NVIDIA’s accelerated edge technologies.”

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