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Red Hat, NEC Join Hands To Drive Kubernetes-Based 5G Adoption

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Red Hat has joined hands with NEC Corporation to deliver 5G solutions built on Red Hat OpenShift. With NEC’s 5G core network solutions running on Red Hat OpenShift, organizations will be able to capitalize on 5G across a broad set of use cases including 5G core, 5G radio access networks (RANs), edge computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more, helping them create new revenue opportunities.

The two companies have collaborated on joint open source software development with a focus on network functions virtualization (NFV) system integration using Red Hat OpenStack Platform for years.

Now, as communication service providers (CSPs) and digital service providers (DSPs) aim to build a 5G future built on cloud-native principals, they will be able to work with Red Hat and NEC to drive local and private 5G, while adopting a more consistent, horizontal cloud platform hardened for their environments.

This new cloud-native network function (CNF) infrastructure will give service providers a common telco cloud infrastructure for multiple use cases, helping to drive down management and operational expenses.