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5G and Edge Computing Use Cases, Technical Deep Dives at the Open Infrastructure Summit Denver

AT&T, China Mobile, Ericsson and others showcasing open source 5G projects, demonstrating technologies transforming mobility.  

DENVER — April 29, 2019 — Open Infrastructure Summit — Open source software is powering 5G and edge computing deployments, giving telecoms and non-IT industries the capacity to deploy and scale quickly while providing the flexibility needed for continuous innovation. The first Open Infrastructure Summit (formerly the OpenStack Summit), convening today through May 1, has brought together hundreds of contributors to discuss how open source software is powering 5G and edge deployments.  

5G Interactive Demo Takes Center Stage at the Summit
AT&T and Ericsson have brought their 5G technologies to the Open Infrastructure Summit, using the mmWave bandwidth of the 5G radio technology to showcase how the 39 GHz band New Radio (NR) network is capable of achieving more than 1 Gbps of throughput. This showcase includes the core network applications (e.g., mobility management entity and evolved packet core deployed on an OpenStack cloud), and the 5G NR network is using the four-carrier aggregation of 100 MHz carriers to achieve this level of high bandwidth on site.  

The demo also features a follow up of AT&T’s live 5G video call originally demonstrated at the Berlin Summit in November 2018, which AT&T enabled by running a 5G Evolved Packet Core on Airship and OpenStack. In this instance, the onsite 5G NR systems connect to AT&T’s production core network deployed with an Airship-based, containerized OpenStack cloud. This demo system is part of the “5G Lounge,” sponsored by AT&T and Ericsson, where attendees can see the 5G NR equipment and connect their mobile phones to a 5G MiFi device to experience the speed of 5G technology*. In addition, the 5G Lounge features a virtual reality game, called Strike-A-Light, where the players can compare through VR goggles how the simulated latency from 3G, 4G and 5G networks can impact their response time.  

A virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) deployed on an Airship-based containerized OpenStack cloud will also be showcased in the Ericsson booth.  

Technical Sessions Address How Open Source Technologies are Transforming Mobility
Throughout the three-day conference, participants will hear how global telecoms are building their 5G strategy. Attendees also have access to 5G and edge case studies, technical deep dives and demos, including the following:

  • Delivering Open Infrastructure with Airship and OpenStack-Helm to Enable Workloads like 5G (AT&T)
  • China Mobile's 5G Practice Based on OpenStack (China Mobile)
  • Highly Efficient Edge Cloud Data Center for 5G (Mellanox, Nokia)
  • 5G-based Intelligent Manufacturing Edge Solution (99cloud)
  • Don’t Touch That! Addressing Edge Infrastructure Management (RackN)
  • Designing NFVi Architecture at the Edge - Requirements, Challenges and Solutions (Charter Communications, Red Hat)
  • Akraino, EdgeX, CORD, OpenEdge, ioFog... What's the Best Solution for Your Edge? (Intel)
  • Container Networking at the Edge (Dell, Red Hat)
  • Digital Transformation in Finance Industry (Ericsson)
  • Secure Containers -- Kata Containers -- on Edge Cloud (Baidu & Intel)  

***Check out the schedule for these sessions and others at the Open Infrastructure Summit.***  

About the Open Infrastructure Summit
Formerly the OpenStack Summit, the Open Infrastructure Summit is the premier event for collaboration across communities building and running open source infrastructure using OpenStack, Kubernetes and more than 30 other technologies. The global event convenes thousands of people delivering hundreds of presentations, hands-on training and collaborative sessions for open source developers and operators.  

The Open Infrastructure Summit Denver is supported by an ecosystem of sponsors, including headline sponsors Deutsche Telekom, Intel and Ubuntu delivered by Canonical, and premier sponsors Cisco and Red Hat.  

About the OpenStack® Foundation
The OpenStack Foundation (OSF) supports the development and adoption of open infrastructure globally, across a community of nearly 100,000 individuals in 190+ countries, by hosting open source projects and communities of practice, including datacenter cloud, edge computing, network functions virtualization (NFV), CI/CD and container infrastructure.  

*The physical connectivity to the Denver Convention Center will limit the backhaul bandwidth to 900mbps. 

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US Media Contacts:

Robert Cathey
Cathey.co for the OpenStack Foundation
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Allison Price
OpenStack Foundation
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