Red Hat collaborated with Samsung to deliver 5G network solutions built on Red Hat OpenShift. This collaboration will help service providers make 5G a reality across use cases, including 5G core, edge computing, IoT, machine learning and more. This collaboration will utilize Red Hat’s hybrid cloud portfolio including Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage.
The virtualization in 5G RANs
Additionally, this collaboration will also use Samsung’s 5G vRAN, vCore, MEC and management and analytics to help service providers extend 5G-based use cases, such as edge computing that can positively impact the customer experience.
With this solution, service providers will be able to capitalize on the benefits of edge economics and vRAN. The Red Hat-sponsored ACG report found that using a common horizontal infrastructure in both 5G core and edge computing can enable operators to extend TCO benefits they gain in horizontal designs in the core throughout their infrastructure. Additionally, deploying horizontal clouds to vRAN sites enables operators to support new applications and services based on location awareness, reduced latency and scalability achievable in the distributed cloud.
Wonil Roh, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Strategy, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics, talked about the collaboration, saying,
“We are pleased to collaborate with Red Hat to help service providers stay competitive in this increasingly demanding global 5G market, especially on the cloud-native front. Through this partnership, Samsung 5G solutions will provide a highly efficient and reliable network experience for our customers by integration with Red Hat’s cloud-native solution.”
Combining containerized and virtualized network functions
Containerized network functions (CNFs) and virtualized network functions (VNFs) provide a path to transformation for modern telcos. Samsung received Red Hat’s vendor validated VNF Certification and plans to have full CNF Certification. Customers can more quickly achieve the full capabilities of 5G and edge computing with certified solutions, thanks to this capability,