Intel 5G Vision: Accelerating Business

5G isn’t just a product. It comprises the things that enable a fully connected, mobile, and intelligent society by taking the world of compute and combining it with the world of communications. In doing so, it unleashes opportunities for businesses to offer new products and services—from edge to cloud. Intel powers the cloud, the data center, and is leading network transformation—revolutionizing ...the transition from a fixed function to a virtual function in order to scale networks. We’re taking the fabric used to power the cloud to enterprises, communications service providers, and taking the 5G revolution from cloud to network to edge. To realize the advantages of 5G and edge computing, enterprises will need to operate more like real-times systems, having networks that are more reliable, and access to data that can inform customization. That means the centralized data that was in the cloud needs to be close to the premise, or the edge. Edge networks provide important analytic capability and the ability to generate real-time insights. 5G provides the plumbing and AI provides the algorithms that make sense for a particular business. Intel’s 5G solutions include scalable processors for powerful compute, FPGAs for flexibility and programmability, eASIC solutions for specific use cases, accelerators, software tool chains, and open standards. Intel works with enterprises to build solutions with partners and communications services providers that are enabling the network transformation we’re seeing today.

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5G is not just a product. It's the things that enable a fully connected, mobile, intelligenT society. It helps industries do better. It helps farmers do better. It helps households do better. It helps entertainment do better, whether it's gaming, and at the essence of it all, health care. It's about taking the world of compute and combining it with the world of communications.

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Intel powers the cloud and the data center, and Intel has been leading the network transformation revolution around taking things from a fixed function to more of a virtual function to scale the networks. We are taking the fabric that we used to power the cloud all the way to enterprises and to carriers and to take that revolution from the cloud to the network to edge. That's why we care so much about 5G.

Intel has been powering the cloud. And as you can see, that's 5G. We're taking that revolution to different enterprises and verticals.

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To do that well, it means that these enterprises need to be more like real-time systems, more reliable, having the data that is relevant, and the policies for those enterprises that makes it more personal and customization. That means the centralized data that was the cloud has to be closer to the premise with what we call the edge networks.

Edge provides the all-important analytic capability and the ability to do it in a quick, real-time manner. 5G provides the plumbing, and AI provides a lot of the algorithms that make sense for it, for that particular business, or for that particular stadium, for that particular household.

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Some of the solutions that Intel brings to this network transformation are Intel Xeon scalable processors, and also a wide variety of other elements that go along with this, for example, FPGAs for flexibility and programmability, eASICs, ASIC solution, accelerators.

And as important as hardware is, we also bring a variety of other solutions-- software, software toolchains, open standards, wireless standards. We bring all of these together and build solutions, working with our enterprise partners and the operators of carriers to provide the network transformation.

So the revolution that we saw in phones with 4G-- we're bringing it everywhere, to people, to how they live their lives, to enterprises. And that's why everybody's talking about 5G.

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