Intel announces its 5G portfolio for networks as an alternative to Huawei
Ericsson, Nokia and ZTE have chosen Intel’s 10nm Base Station SoC
Intel have made a set of hardware and software announcements, including the launch of the new Intel Atom P5900, a 10nm system-on-a-chip (SoC) for wireless base stations necessary for 5G deployments.
“As the industry makes the transition to 5G, we continue to see network infrastructure as the most significant opportunity representing at $25B silicon opportunity by 2023.” said Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager, Intel Data Platforms Group. “By offering customers the fastest and most effective path to design, deliver and deploy 5G solutions, across core, edge and access, we see ourselves well positioned to expand our industry leading silicon position in this growing market.”
Intel have announced the introduction of the first structured ASIC for 5G network acceleration and the first 5G network-optimized ethernet-NIC offering GPS based cross network service synchronization. Additionally, with the expansion of Intel’s 2nd-gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor line-up and Diamond Mesa, its first 5G acceleration in structured ASIC, Intel are helping Ericsson to take on Huawei with 5G.
Intel made news when it sold its smartphone modem business to Apple for a billion dollars so the stakes for an American company to create its own 5G network are higher than ever before to jump on the 5G bandwagon.