Quanta Cloud Technology inaugurates 5G Open Lab

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Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a data center hardware solution provider inaugurated its 5G Open Lab recently. The 5G Open Lab in collaboration with Intel is located in Taoyuan and revealed some plans to carry out 5G network integration and verifications with their open ecosystem.

To connect their 5G ecosystem and unleash the full value of 5G, QCT established its 5G Open Lab that provides its own enterprise private network equipment for partners to carry out end-to-end integrated development and testing. It also acts as an incubation center to jointly promote the development of local 5G solutions through industrial exchanges and integration of 5G application scenarios.

For example, the Safety AI application serves as virtual security fences in smart factories, using 5G networks to integrate IP cameras, universal customer premise equipment (uCPE) with built-in smart chips, and edge and data center servers to detect objects in the proximity of robotic arms. In these scenarios, if people are found to enter the working area of these machines, they will immediately warn or even interrupt mechanical operations to ensure the safety of the workplace, the company said in a release.

In the cloud and AI field, in order to help enterprises effectively use big data, QCT developed the QCT Platform on Demand (POD) high-performance computing/artificial intelligence (HPC/AI) platform, which disaggregates a complete data center solution into compute, storage, and management building blocks.

“AI, 5G, and the smart edge are the key technologies of the future. Effective use of these technologies will enable companies to make more forward-thinking decisions,” said Grace Wang, Vice President & GM of Intel Taiwan. “Intel and QCT and our ecosystem partners are cooperating to provide trusted computing platforms to help customers realise AI, 5G, and smart edge application scenarios to leverage the true potential of big data to accelerate digital transformation.”

With the gradual popularisation of applications such as smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, and smart performance, 5G and AI requirements have gradually moved from telecom companies and research units to general enterprises. QCT said it is looking forward to meeting future customer needs by teaming up Intel and other ecosystem partners to create modular, pre-configured and pre-validated enterprise 5G, HPC/AI solutions, and further expanding its 5G Open Lab as a base for cooperation to seize new business opportunities in enterprise private networks and cloud.