BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cloud computing is rapidly diversifying in its compute, storage, and data distribution capabilities. As cloud and edge computing extend their power to wireless devices, these deployments introduce newfound complexities. Today, 5G Americas, the voice of 5G and 4G LTE for America, announced the release of its latest white paper, Distributed Computing and Communications in 5G, which will look at distributed cloud computing in 5G networks.
Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas said, “Distributed cloud computing could be a cornerstone for advancing 5G technology in the new age workplace. The size and scope of a 5G network creates complexity along with new technological requirements. Demands such as integrating new infrastructure, hardware and applications while processing the large amount of petabytes of data generated must be served across tens of thousands of compute nodes within a single operator’s infrastructure.”
This latest white paper introduces readers to the concept of a Distributed Compute and Communications Fabric (DCC fabric) as a construct to meet the anticipated requirements of 5G and future wireless cellular networks. It examines progress towards the DCC fabric by reviewing an evolving cloud computing and mobile communications landscape and addressing the social and economic needs and opportunities these technologies offer. In addition, the impact of DCC-Fabric on new applications in Mixed and Extended Reality (M/XR), the Metaverse, the factory of the future, Industry 4.0, assisted living and connected vehicles will be discussed in detail. Finally, the white paper highlights significant ongoing activities related to free open source software (FOSS) and initiatives from industry and academia.
“Distributed Compute and Communications in 5G” examines the following key topics surrounding the DCC fabric:
Visions and driving forces
Development, expected benefits and expected technological innovations
Challenges and possible directions
Linking benefits to applications
Early ecosystem, including open-source initiatives from standards organizations, industry, and academia
This white paper was developed by a 5G Americas technical working group, co-led by subject matter experts from VMware and Intel.
About 5G Americas: The voice of 5G and LTE for America
5G Americas is an industry organization comprised of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization’s mission is to promote and advocate for the advancement and transformation of LTE, 5G and beyond across America. 5G Americas invests in the development of a connected wireless community while leading 5G development across America. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. For more information, visit the 5G Americas website and Twitter.
Members of the 5G Americas Board of Governors include Airspan Networks Inc., Antel, AT&T, Ciena, Cisco, Crown Castle, Ericsson, Intel, Liberty Latin America, Mavenir, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung, Shaw Communications Inc., T -Mobile US , Inc., Telefónica, VMware and WOM.