HPE is in a distinct position to upset the competitive balance in the open 5G space, including the Open RAN market segment. Futurum’s Ron Westfall discusses the specifics of the launch of HPE’s Open RAN Solution Stack and the fact that he believes it poses a serious competitive challenge to Open RAN specialists, as well as sets the stage for HPE to duel long-term with the incumbent RAN and mobile infrastructure players in determining the destination of the overall Open 5G ecosystem. Factor in HPE assets such as the formation of HPE CTG, HPE GreenLake/Ezmeral, and HPE 5G Core Stack, HPE is now in a strong position to become a prime influencer across the entire 5G ecosystem.
HPE’s ODIM aims to Simplify 5G Deployments with Open Source, Vendor Neutral Software
HPE launches the Open Distributed Infrastructure Management initiative as an open source program aimed at easing the complexity of large-scale geographically distributed physical infrastructure deployments in 5G environments, but HPE must show it can outflank the competition in order to generate broad operator support.
HPE 5G Core Stack: New Opening and Opportunity Targeting the Operator 5G Core
HPE is wagering heavily that service providers are ready to overhaul their mobile cores and purchasing models, especially for nascent 5G environments. HPE’s 5G Core Stack targets accelerating operator monetization of 5G networks, but can the new offering beat a formidable array of competitors and their own cloud-native solutions?