The mobile wireless industry is undergoing tremendous transformation with 5G. This enables companies to not only create new content, but also devise innovative means of delivering that content. Some of these new realities require changing the way we envision the network architecture – from centralized to disaggregated and from fixed function to open systems.
Cisco and Intel have been working together to build better solutions across many business verticals. Most recently, Cisco and Intel collaborated to enable latency-sensitive services while improving quality of experiences at lower costs This has resulted in a successful proof of concept demonstrating virtualized radio access network (vRAN) with mobile edge computing (MEC) running on the same server supporting a latency-sensitive application (augmented reality).