NVIDIA is collaborating with providers to develop solutions on NVIDIA’s AI-on-5G platform and speed up the creation of smart cities and factories, advanced hospitals, and intelligent stores.
Fujitsu, Google Cloud, Mavenir, Radisys, and Wind River will work with NVIDIA, enabling enterprises, mobile network operators, and cloud service providers to manage 5G and edge AI computing on a single, converged platform.
“In this era of continuous, accelerated computing, network operators are looking to take advantage of the security, low latency and ability to connect hundreds of devices on one node to deliver the widest range of services in ways that are cost-effective, flexible and efficient,” said Ronnie Vasishta, senior vice president of Telecom at NVIDIA.
“With the support of key players in the 5G industry, we’re delivering on the promise of AI everywhere.”
The AI-on-5G platform leverages the NVIDIA Aerial software development kit with the NVIDIA BlueField-2 A100 — a converged card that combines GPUs and DPUs, including NVIDIA’s “5T for 5G” solution.
The platform optimizes 5G RAN and AI applications for high performance to manage precision manufacturing robots, automated guided vehicles, drones, wireless cameras, self-checkout aisles, and hundreds of other transformational projects.
NVIDIA and several collaborators in this new AI-on-5G ecosystem are members of the O-RAN Alliance, which is developing standards for more intelligent, open, virtualized, and fully interoperable mobile networks.
Such collaboration allows operators to use the same computing infrastructure required for 5G networking to provide AI services in enterprise, industrial, consumer, and residential settings.
For example, NVIDIA is working with Mavenir to build two 5G vRAN systems based on the Aerial SDK. It will target the network operator segment for public 5G and enterprise AI with private 5G.
Mavenir and NVIDIA created a hyperconverged enterprise 5G solution to enable enterprises to implement AI-on-5G applications in a seamless and easy-to-use fashion.
Fujitsu later this year plans to deliver a 5G Open RAN system for verification starting with the Sub6 band.
Upon the system’s completion, Fujitsu and NVIDIA will help NTT DOCOMO and global operators evolve toward Open RAN in 5G and beyond. Aerial software-defined implementation reduces time-to-market, speeds up innovation, and helps deliver AI applications to enterprises.
IHS Markit expects this 5G-enabled value chain to generate USD 13.1 trillion in increased productivity by 2035.
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