Having provided the general-purpose processing technology at the heart of the LimeNET CrowdCell, Gigabyte is now going to market with a fully-supported ready-to-deploy implementation of the ultra-low-cost software-defined small-cell system powered by Lime Micro's LMS7002M field-programmable radio-frequency IC technology.
"The TIP community has had a significant impact on opening up telecom networks to lower costs, increase innovation, and help operators extend the benefits of high quality connectivity to more communities across the world," says Tenorio. "As Chair I will champion continued innovation and the opening up of supplier ecosystems to more competition."
Modular design includes high-performance general-purpose processing (GPP), LimeSDR-based software defined radio (SDR), and an app ecosystem designed to speed development, deployment, and reconfiguration of network services ranging from voice and data relay to edge-network processing and caching.
"We need a new architecture for applications that changes the fixed, hierarchical client/server model," says Armani. "We need to build a larger, faster cloud where billions of devices at the edge can participate as either clients or servers, and provide services directly for one another. We need the edge cloud."
Attendees to MWC 2019 will find Lime Microsystems in Hall 7 Stand 7J22, and also as part of the Telecom Infra Project in Hall 2.1 Stand 2.1B27Ex.
"We share a software-defined vision with Canonical," explains Lime Micro's Ebrahim Bushehri. "Ubuntu Core, snaps, and IoT app stores create a secure, open-source platform that enables our partners to develop and deploy new disruptive technologies quickly."
UK telecommunications regulator aims to make new, simpler, and more affordable licences available by the second half of 2019, pending the outcome of its current consultation.
"Cloud computing companies have benefited from collaboration on open source," Rader explains. "Telecoms providers ought to be looking at doing the same in 2019 by making infrastructure work for everyone, improving efficiency and opening up networks for all apps on their infrastructure."
With 60 percent of African cellular communication users still on 2G networks, and a projection that just three percent will have upgraded to 5G by 2025, virtualisation is being heralded as the solution to allow for 5G expansion without leaving users behind.