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Arm Ecosystem Unleashes the Benefits of 5G

5G will require a flexible, high performance and power efficient network built with new products, new standards, and cloud technologies. The Arm 5G Solutions Lab will focus on accelerating innovation for network infrastructure by providing a place for Arm's hardware and software ecosystem partners to come together and demonstrate end-to-end solutions in a live test environment. The lab is built and operated in partnership with Tech Mahindra, a leading 5G systems integrator.

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From small cells to private networks, the Arm 5G Solutions Lab provides secure access to hardware, software and other technology from across the vast Arm ecosystem to help develop solutions for different 5G use cases.


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Low Footprint Private 5G Network for Industrial Deployments

Compact private 5G networks are ideal for industrial deployments such as factories and warehouses, where a high-speed and reliable wireless connection is needed for M2M communication and automation. In this demo, we will showcase how Arm-powered virtual RAN cards provide scalability, flexibility, easy upgrades and maintenance for these compact private 5G network designs.

Integrated Indoor Small Cells

This small cell demo is based on Arm-based chipsets, which are known for their low power consumption and high performance, making them well-suited for small cell deployments where energy efficiency is a key consideration. This small cell is particularly well-suited for Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) deployments that allow for the use of shared spectrum and provide wireless connectivity in a variety of different settings.

Scalable and Pure Software Private 5G Network

A pure software private 5G network is one in which all the necessary modules for the network are implemented as software and deployed on a containerization platform. This solution allows for a high level of flexibility and scalability for the 5G network, as well as easier upgrades and maintenance.

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Testimonials from Arm 5G Solutions Lab Partners

Dish logo

“At DISH, we are forging a new path, building the nation’s first 5G network that’s both based in the cloud and built upon an Open RAN framework. The Arm 5G Solutions Lab is a place where we can collaborate and leverage the great work being done by the entire Arm partner ecosystem. Together, we’ll drive innovation that will help fuel DISH's future solutions for customers across a range of industries, delivering on the promise of true 5G.”

– Sidd Chenumolu, Vice President of Technology Development, DISH 

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“At Vodafone, we understand the importance of compute efficiency in delivering high performance Open RAN platforms, reducing energy costs and promoting sustainability. A strong ecosystem is key to developing state of the art Open RAN products to support our strategic deployment goals. We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Arm, driving innovation and eco-system enablement through our engagements and the Arm 5G Solutions Lab.”

– Andy Dunkin, OpenRAN RF & Digital Platform Development Manager, Group Architecture, Vodafone

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“The mobile industry is one of the most powerful and public platforms in the world. By the end of 2021, 5G networks will cover a fifth of the global population. This initiative engages with the wider ecosystem, to nurture 5G-enabled innovations. The GSMA believes that as intelligent connectivity gathers speed and intensity, it brings limitless possibilities. We look forward to working with Arm and the rest of the ecosystem to unleash the full potential of 5G.”

– Alex Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer, GSMA

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“Accelleran is thrilled to be part of the Arm 5G Solutions Lab with its dRAX RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) platform. This initiative will undoubtedly foster innovation in the 5G Ecosystem by lowering the barrier of entry for partners to explore new solutions including xApps/rApps development.”

– Stan Claes, CEO, Accelleran


“With the growing demand for higher capacity, lower latency and better power efficiency in accommodating variety of 5G applications, Compal’s 5G RAN solutions incorporating Arm based architecture brings tremendous advantage to our customers. We’re delighted to join Arm 5G Solutions Lab to demonstrate our low latency Private 5G Network for drone racing competition and critical environment across multiple industries. We look forward to continuing our collaboration within Arm ecosystem.”

– JS Liang, Vice President, Smart Device Business Group, Compal

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“EdgeQ was founded on the vision of reconstituting the wireless infrastructure in a completely open and frictionless manner. We are encouraged to see Arm's 5G Solution Labs democratizing customers' ability to access and consume innovative solutions like EdgeQ's fully programmable 5G Base Station-on-a-chip. Where EdgeQ lowers the 5G entry barrier through a platform of silicon hardware and customizable RAN software for small cells and macro base stations alike, the Arm 5G Solutions Lab embraces this spirit in ecosystem completeness, outreach, and community.”

– Adil Kidwai, Head of Product Management, EdgeQ

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“GIGABYTE has seen the efficiency and TCO benefits of the Arm-architecture in our Ampere Altra servers for the cloud and edge server markets. There is tremendous potential for the types of innovations that will be discovered, created and tested in the Arm 5G Solutions Lab, and we are proud to support this effort by Arm to bring the industry together and better enable developers.”

– Akira Hoshino, Head of Product Strategy and Planning at GIGABYTE

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“5G networks can bring unprecedented value to enterprises and consumers, and this will require new partnerships across the broad ecosystem of hardware suppliers, software providers, and telecom operators. Google Cloud is excited to be partnering with Arm on its 5G Solutions Lab to build innovative approaches that will accelerate 5G technology development and deployment.”

– Ankur Jain, Distinguished Engineer and Head of Engineering for Google Cloud for Telecom & Google Distributed Cloud

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“Marvell is thrilled to be part of Arm’s 5G solutions lab initiative to facilitate new and innovative 5G use cases with our unique end-to-end RAN platform spanning compute, networking, security and electro-optics. Our field-proven OCTEON Fusion® baseband family will help global operators, infrastructure vendors and cloud providers deliver high-performance, virtualized, software-defined RAN infrastructure at cloud-scale.”

– Raj Singh, Executive Vice President of the Processors Business Group at Marvell

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“As 5G deployments gain momentum around the world and we look towards 6G, the importance of open and dynamically programmable networks is well recognized. As a strong proponent of open and cloud-native network infrastructure of the future, Mavenir is glad to collaborate with Arm to implement end-to-end network solutions. The open telco infrastructure needs an ecosystem of general-purpose compute suppliers, and this collaboration with Arm is aligned with that objective.”

– Pardeep Kohli, President & CEO, Mavenir


“Network providers are seeking more choice in how they create and deploy 5G systems. The Arm 5G Solutions Lab brings the ecosystem together, enabling developers to build and test on Arm to deliver more diversity in network infrastructure solutions. This is critical as we enter the era of AI-on-5G.”

– Soma Velayutham, General Manager, AI and 5G at NVIDIA

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“Arm’s 5G Solutions Lab underscores the Open, Software-Defined nature of the 5G infrastructure landscape, with products based on NXP and other silicon devices," said Tareq Bustami, senior vice president and general manager, Network Edge at NXP Semiconductors. "As NXP and Arm are both focused on technical and innovation leadership, this lab will accelerate new 5G deployments by showcasing our collaborative work on interoperability and performance – which in turn, will help accelerate new 5G NR solutions for the global market.”

– Tareq Bustami, Senior Vice President and GM, Network Edge at NXP Semiconductor

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“Parallel Wireless is helping Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) across the globe to create open and interoperable networks. We are happy to be part of the Arm 5G Solutions Lab ecosystem along with many other labs, participating in software trials to further enable an open and collaborative approach to a wide variety of solution stack use cases.”

– Steve Papa, CEO and Founder of Parallel Wireless

Qualcomm logo

“Qualcomm Technologies has been leading the cellular infrastructure industry for over a decade with our Qualcomm® RAN Platforms for small cells and helping to deliver the promise of 5G. We understand that realizing the true benefits of the 5G era requires collaboration and openness across the ecosystem and we are proud to support Arm's 5G Solutions Lab to ease development of next-generation infrastructure for software and hardware developers.”

– Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, 5G, mobile broadband and infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

“Radisys is a leader in open telecom solutions, and we are pleased to join with Arm and like-minded partners in accelerating an open and interoperable 5G ecosystem through collaboration in the new Arm 5G Solutions Lab,” said Munish Chhabra, Head of Mobility Software and Services, Radisys. “Our cloud-native Connect RAN 5G Software Suite is compliant with 3GPP R16 specifications and Open RAN architectures and can be integrated with a variety of hardware options, expanding the open ecosystem. We look forward to working closely within the Arm 5G Solutions Lab community to support multiple use cases.”

– Munish Chhabra, Head of Mobility Software and Services, Radisys

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“India is at the cusp of a 5G revolution. India's telecom ecosystem comprised of network operators and OEMs/ODM’s such as Saankhya Labs are actively pursuing development of modular and interoperable best-in-class hardware and software to build 5G networks. The broad deployment of 5G hinges on the ability to maintain performance and efficiency while keeping TCO low, and the Arm 5G Solutions Lab is bringing together the best in the industry to further collaborate and built solutions that can power the next-generation 5G infrastructure.”

– Parag Naik, Co-Founder and CEO, Saankhya Labs

Supermicro logo

“Supermicro continues to bolster our product line by introducing Arm-based servers, using the Ampere Altra and Altra Max CPUs. Expanding our already broad server product line gives customers even more choices for their specific workloads. We can quickly offer optimized application servers for customers worldwide using our Building Block Solutions approach.”

– Ivan Tay, SVP of Product Management, Supermicro

Tech Mahindra logo

“5G is the network of the future, but we must put tools in the hands of developers to see the full promise of 5G come to life. Tech Mahindra has focused investments in providing engineering R&D enablement to 5G/OpenRAN providers such as – Original Equipment Manufacturers, Independent Software Vendors, Test and Verification Vendors, and Communication Silicon Solution providers. In this partnership with Arm on the Arm 5G Solutions Lab, Tech Mahindra is committed to providing the best-in-class 5G/OpenRAN engineering experience and scalable 5G lab infrastructure so that developers can build and test new ideas, and do so in a secure and collaborative space alongside key players in the industry.”

– Sandeep Phadke, SVP and Head of Europe (Communications Media, Entertainment and Technology Business), Tech Mahindra

Wind River logo

“It is important to work across the ecosystem to innovate and advance the industry together. As a leader in the 5G landscape with proven technology live with operators in global commercial deployments, Wind River looks forward to our continued collaboration with Arm to drive further ecosystem diversity and help our shared customers rapidly and successfully build and operate future networks with greater efficiency and lower costs.”

– Avijit Sinha, Chief Product Officer, Wind River

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