Vodafone with Dell Technologies to create europe’s first Open RAN network

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Dell EMC PowerEdge servers at the foundation of open technology infrastructure to accelerate network deployment with an open standards approach to telecommunications

Dell Technologies and Vodafone will build the first Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) to extend broadband access to European businesses and communities. Dell Technologies will provide the open infrastructure of the network helping Vodafone expand its connectivity across Europe. In detail, Vodafone will use Dell EMC PowerEdge servers in its radio stations, initially on 2,500 installations in the UK.

Designed to operate in highly integrated environments and at extreme temperatures, these rugged servers will be usedby Vodafone to support Open RAN applications and meet the needs of data-intensive workloads at the edge.

Dell’s platforms also prepare Vodafone to manage the requirements of the next generation of Open RAN by taking advantage of higher levels of capacity and throughput.

“Openand standardized networks will be a source of innovation and business opportunities for the telecommunications industry and for companies of all kinds,”said Dennis Hoffman, senior vice president and general manager of Dell Technologies Telecom Systems Business.

“Weare applying decades of experience in open standards and digital transformation to help Vodafone accelerate the deployment of its network and enable new levels of innovation that can only come from an open ecosystem.” “OpenRAN translates into huge benefits for customers and communities across an open and diverse vendor ecosystem,”commented Francisco Martin, Head of Open RAN at Vodafone.

“Partnering with Dell Technologies provides us with a platform dedicated to innovation and the ability to extend connectivity to bring new opportunities for industries and communities of all kinds.”