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What's New

Private 5G networks are in high demand in 2024 as enterprises look for scalable compute solutions to power the next wave of artificial intelligence (AI) applications running at the edge and drive their digital transformation efforts. Gartner® predicts that "by 2025 more than 50% of enterprise-managed data will be created and processed outside the data center or cloud." To meet this exceptional demand, Intel has collaborated with several scale companies to give customers access to private 5G solutions and vertical market deployments around the world.

"By harnessing the breadth of the Intel product portfolio with the integration capabilities and scale of our deep ecosystem, enterprises around the world can reap the benefits of a personalized private network for their business requirements. We are seeing the rapid growth of AI and edge computing combined with the connectivity of 5G drive intelligence, cost savings and innovation across developing and mature industries."

Caroline Chan, Intel vice president and general manager of the Network Business Incubator Division 

Why it matters

These deployments culminate years of investment, development, collaboration and lab trials that are now becoming mainstream and setting an example of industry excellence.

Intel, via an end-to-end hardware and software products portfolio (processors, Ethernet, FlexRAN, OpenVINO and 5G core software offerings) and industry collaborations are breaking down the barriers to allow operators to monetize their networks and enterprises to quickly design and deploy intelligent private networks across industry verticals, including manufacturing, transportation hubs, mining, utilities, healthcare, education and others.

What it means for customers

In the past few years, 5G has proven to be an enabler for industry transformation. As generative AI has presented new potential for enterprise workloads, businesses are working to leverage the intersection of 5G, AI and edge computing in private networks to increase connectivity, data security and efficiencies relative to their specific industry goals and initiatives. Private 5G networks give customers a quick, easy path to delivering high-bandwidth, low-latency compute in secure environments needed for the most demanding edge workloads.

About private 5G deployments and innovations

Intel technology will enable AI at the edge to drive intelligence across developing and mature industries, helping to improve business operations around the globe. 

*WWT/Federated Wireless: WWT and Federated Wireless are nearing the completion of a Neutral Host Network lab in the World Wide Technology ATC (Advanced Technology Center) in St. Louis, Missouri. Intel, WWT and Federated Wireless are deploying the Neutral Host networks (running on top of private cellular networks) that allow multiple participating service providers to share their services with those existing private cellular networks. The network allows for seamless connectivity between private and public service providers. With the participation of two major North American operators, Neutral Host Networks can be used in a variety of vertical industries with use cases in higher education, healthcare, and manufacturing already identified, plus use cases in other verticals under consideration.

More Context: Intel at MWC Barcelona 2024 (Press Kit)

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