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HPE Partners With Samsung on 5G, Launches Telco Edge System

February 19, 2019 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today launched an edge system for telecommunications networks and announced a new 5G partnership with Samsung. The two companies will provide a joint edge-to-core virtual radio access network (vRAN) product based on Samsung’s radio network technologies and system integration services, and HPE’s new Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System.The new Edgeline EL8000 Converged Edge System targets communication service providers, and follows four earlier edge products that HPE rolled out in November. That roll out was part of CEO Antonio Neri’s pledge to invest $4 billion in edge technologies and services over the next four years.“We’re launching a new platform to remove a bottle neck for data-intensive, low-latency workloads for the telco edge in particular,” said Gerald Kleyn, senior director of product management, systems R&D and operations, for HPE’s Converged Servers, Edge, and IoT Systems business.