Globe, a leading telco in the Philippines, has teamed up with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to launch the nation's first private 5G standalone (5G SA) network.
The private 5G SA network, powered by Athonet's superior 5G Core technology, provides corporations and organizations with an innovative alternative or supplement to Wi-Fi and public mobile technologies. The network is intended to improve cellular connectivity, unlocking the potential for higher productivity, efficiency and quality across multiple industries.
Athonet's 5G SA starter kit stands out with its all-inclusive solution, which includes SIM cards, a radio and a top-tier mobile core network, all housed in a compact briefcase. Through its N6 interface, the starter kit offers seamless connection with business applications while providing high-quality video and audio experiences at download speeds of up to 780 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 150 Mbps. This plug-and-play device can be easily installed and powered by a normal outlet.
What distinguishes the private 5G SA network is its potential to provide new benefits such as enhanced security, customization capabilities, ultra-low latency and significant capacity. This makes it perfect for supporting large-scale internet of things (IoT) deployments as well as mission-critical applications that require dependable and efficient communication.
"The breakthrough private 5G standalone network brings us closer to a digitally transformed enterprise landscape," noted Yoke Kong Seow, chief technical advisor at Globe.
The collaboration with HPE brings flexibility to the process of developing a private 5G network. Enterprises have the option of hosting the solution in the cloud, deploying a complete solution with HPE edge servers and Athonet software, or simply licensing the software to integrate into existing infrastructure. This versatility ensures that enterprises may modify the network to meet their evolving coverage and capacity needs.
Loh Khai Peng, vice president, APAC Sales at HPE, added, “With our Athonet technology, we are enabling a new era of connectivity for businesses. HPE is proud to partner with Globe on this groundbreaking endeavor, providing solutions that are not only tailored for specific needs but are also scalable, secure and highly reliable.”
The successful demonstration of the private 5G SA network, together with Globe's unwavering commitment to digital transformation, signifies a turning point for Philippine enterprises. This new era of connectivity promises better productivity, cost efficiency and overall quality across various sectors.