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MWC News Roundup: Software Defined Edge Changes the Game in Barcelona

With over 101,000 people in attendance, MWC was a whirlwind of activity and excitement (and long lines for taxi cabs). VMware demonstrated lots of new innovations with our customers and partners at the show. Below is a quick recap.

Software Defined Edge – from core, to RAN and edge – is continuing to bring agility and enable new use cases for our customers and partners around the world. 

Customer Deployments:

Co-Innovation and Partnerships:

  • Collaboration with Singtel offers connectivity and cloud infrastructure through, the industry’s first all-in-one orchestration platform for 5G and edge cloud. (See Release)
  • Collaboration with SoftBank, NEC, and VMware validated the virtualization and modernization of the RAN by showcasing a vRAN system for improved efficiency in network operations. (See Release)
  • VMware showcased joint efforts with partners such as VIAVI Solutions’ Testbed as a Service (TBaaS), to create a Digital Twin for the evaluation and performance benchmarking of applications, and Aira Technologies’ RANGPT, that enables observability, analysis, control, and automation of the RAN using conversational language. (See Release)
  • Winners for the 2024 TECHCOnnect Innovation Showcase, produced by VMware and Intel, were announced: NEC Aspire Technology for Use Case Monetization, TECTWIN for RAN Optimization, and Expanso for Efficiency Excellence. Learn more about the TECHCOnnect Showcase. (Read Blog

Product Announcements:

These announcements and collaborations highlight the ongoing efforts in the industry to simplify the deployment and management of networks and provide innovative new capabilities in software-defined edge solutions to meet our customers’ needs. 

Want to dive into any of the new use cases we demonstrated at MWC? Below are some of our most watched demo videos:

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