Lenovo unveils edge AI initiatives across telecoms

MWC MWC has traditionally been the telcos’ playground – and Lenovo is leaning into this with a newly announced series of edge AI collaborations with Deutsche Telekom, Orange, and Telefonica.

The collaborations announced in Barcelona enable the telecom providers to create and deliver a broad array of AI workloads for customers, ranging from automated deployment of edge-to-cloud AI infrastructure, networking, software, orchestration, and management.

Perhaps the most...

Nokia teams up with Austrian telco A1 for edge cloud network slicing test

Nokia has announced the successful completion of what is claimed to be the first 5G edge cloud network slicing trial, in conjunction with A1, Austria’s leading telecoms provider, and Microsoft.

The deployment entailed using Nokia’s 5G edge slicing solution, integrated with Microsoft Azure’s managed edge compute, on A1’s live commercial network in Vienna. The test comprised real-time HD video streaming, transmitting live camera feeds from several mobile devices with...

Lenovo to unveil portfolio of AI PCs and Far Edge Computing, delivering ‘innovative AI for all’

Graphic of human mind depicting artificial intelligence.

Lenovo is gearing up to unveil its latest portfolio of AI devices and infrastructure solutions to date at Mobile World Congress on February 26-29, as well as showcase two new device concepts that challenge the traditional PC and smartphone form factors.

At CES, Lenovo launched its first AI PCs, bringing the technology into its ThinkBook, ThinkPad, Yoga, Legion, and ThinkCentre PC portfolio. With the company’s vision of 'AI for All' at MWC, Lenovo will unveil several new AI PCs...

Edge ROI opportunity strong – with telcos likeliest to foot the bill for infrastructure

Almost three quarters of organisations surveyed primarily across the technology and telecoms value chain have expressed intent to increase investments in edge computing over the coming 12 months.

That is the key finding from a new report by the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) alongside GSMA Intelligence. The study polled 400 executives from five industries; mobile operators, network equipment vendors, cloud service providers and IoT service providers and system...

Ericsson and IIT Kharagpur team up for edge compute and AI research

Ericsson and the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) have announced a ‘long-term co-operation’ across edge compute, AI, and radio, to help develop technology towards 6G research.

The two organisations participated at a symposium on radio and network research at GS Sanyal School of Telecommunications (GSSST) to discuss developments and advancements for the future of networks and communication.

Two primary initiatives were finalised at the session....

Aramco Digital and Intel to establish Saudi Arabia’s first Open RAN development centre

Aramco Digital and Intel plan to establish Saudi Arabia’s inaugural Open RAN (Radio Access Network) Development Center.

The facility is expected to drive innovation, foster technological advancements and contribute to the digital transformation landscape in the Kingdom.

The collaborative effort aims to accelerate the development and deployment of Open RAN technologies, helping to enable the Kingdom to build robust and agile telecommunication infrastructure focused on...

Rakuten Mobile launches R&D into advanced edge cloud technology

Rakuten Mobile's research and development (R&D) project into advanced edge cloud technologies for next-generation communications has received funding from Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT).

The funding is offered as part of NICT's Beyond 5G (6G) Fund for Innovative Information and Communications Technology FY2023 Social Implementation and Overseas Development-oriented Strategic Program.

As part of this funded project,...

Drei partners with Actility to operate Austria’s public LoRaWAN network

Hutchison Drei Austria GmbH, a Vienna-based telecommunications company serving more than 4 million users, is now operating the nationwide LoRaWAN network in Austria, powered by Actility.

Drei is part of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, a telecommunications group present in six European markets, Hong Kong and Macau and totaling over 176 million registered customers worldwide.

Drei has selected Actility’s flagship carrier-grade IoT network server and...

AustinGIS, Sky Packets, and Lumen to revolutionise smart city, connected experiences

Lumen Technologies is working with partners AustinGIS and Sky Packets to create new paths to improving the quality of life for city residents. 

AustinGIS, a pioneer of smart infrastructure-as-a-service (SIaaS), and Sky Packets, an innovator in last-mile connectivity solutions, announced a strategic partnership with telecom industry disruptor Lumen, whose global network powers metro connectivity and long-haul data transport.

The concept of a smart city is around...

Fully automated edge data centre launched for commercial service

Finish-based telecoms company Elisa Oyj has achieved a significant milestone in the field of edge computing with the successful deployment of its first fully automated edge data centre site, which is the second edge site to go into commercial production this year.

This groundbreaking project combines Wind River Studio Cloud Platform as the production-grade distributed Kubernetes solution for managing cloud infrastructure, User Plane Function (UPF) application from Elisa’s...