With the approaching of 5 G business, chip manufacturers, telecommunications manufacturers, operators, etc. At its 5G network summit this week, Intel not only tested 5G technology with Huawei, Mobile, Unicom and Telecom, but also set up a 5G AI Edge Computing Laboratory with Baidu.
Intel, which has built a strong ecology in PC era, also wants to build a new ecology from cloud, network and terminal in the face of 5G change, hoping to gain a new market space through 5G.
As we all know, the three big application scenarios of 5G are eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband), mMTC (Massive Machine Communication), uRLLC (Ultra-Reliable Low Delay Communication). At present, the first terminal to land is 5G mobile phone, Intel has also launched 5G baseband chip. At the same time, Intel has always emphasized that its layout not only focuses on the terminal, but also on data centers, network edge intelligence and other areas, that is, both for C-end products, and B-end portfolio.
However, the true implementation of the 5 G application is still a long way to go. Asha Keddy, vice president of technology and systems architecture and client division at Intel and general manager of standards and next generation technology, said:
Asha Keddy also told 21st Century Economics:
In Intel's view, 2G implements voice calls, 3G brings data transmission, and 4G represents faster speed and richer data applications. 5G will generate more applications, such as virtual reality / augmented reality, high-definition video in augmented mobile broadband scenarios; massive inter-machine communications to support smart cities, smart factories and smart homes; ultra-reliable and low-latency communications to help driverless, industrial control, and so on.
Speaking of the most likely app to land first, Asha Keddy said:
With scenario planning, regional 5 G tests are constantly updated.
On the one hand, Intel has increased the number of enterprise-oriented B-terminal applications in the 5G layout. Lin Yiyan, vice president of Intel's data center division and general manager of the 5G network facilities division of the Internet platform Division, told the 21st Century Business report that:
However, it will take a long time for 5 G to be used in large scale, and different scenarios will face different challenges. Taking vehicle networking as an example, it is difficult for all parties to reach an agreement because of the complexity of 5G standard, the non-independent networking, and so on.
On the other hand, Intel has not been absent in mobile terminals. Intel has already released 5G modems and is working with Violet to target the 5G mobile phone market. Meanwhile, mobile phones, CPEs and laptops with Intel 5G chips will be available after 2019.
Unable to deduce the current core applications, Intel is also trying different business scenarios, as the next R16 standard advances, uRLLC will be the focus, mMTC is relatively more challenging.
Of course, Intel is also facing challenges from competitors such as Qualcomm.
Xie Yushan, associate research officer at Jippothology Research Institute, told 21st Century Economics:
However, in the PC market, Intel still has the advantage. Intel will launch a 5G fully interconnected PC in 2019, and will work with Dell, Lenovo, HP and other manufacturers to develop laptops that support 5G.
Xie Yushan also analyzed:
Intel, for example, has advantages over infrastructure such as wireless networks in SDN and NFV (such as the Xeon Extensible Data Center Platform, which covers everything from cloud server infrastructure and data center processors to network storage, cellular modems to device-level smart device cores). Film and so on). Intel also actively cooperates with Cisco, Siemens, Nokia and other equipment providers, and provides 5G ecosystems for service providers and telecom operators.
In the Chinese market, Intel is also working with the three major operators, Huawei, ZTE, Xinhua III, Baidu, Tencent and other further cooperation. Bitch, chief engineer of China Telecom Research Institute and specialist in the 1000-member plan of the Central Group, believes that operators in the 5G era need to find new profit models and applications, and the development of vertical industries is an important part of the future 5G development. China Telecom and Intel have good cooperation in the area of MAC (multi-access edge computing), in addition, they also cooperate with Intel in fixed network and multi-access platform. China Mobile cooperates with Intel in four aspects, namely, core network independent networking, OTII project, server collection and ORAN alliance.
At the same time, Intel and Baidu set up 5G AI edge computing joint laboratory, will accelerate the development of multi-access edge computing technology in China. Intel also wants to create an Internet-oriented ecology in the 5G age.
In Lin Yiyan's view, the participation of the Internet is an inevitable process.