Leading Japanese Telecom Provider OPTAGE Trials Local 5G Services Powered by HPE 5G Core Stack, 5G

Tokyo, Japan – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that OPTAGE, a leading Japanese telecommunications provider, has selected HPE 5G Core Stack for its 5G LAN testbed – part of the 5G Private Initiative from Japan. OPTAGE is testing the viability of local 5G networks to meet business customer demands for use cases such as manufacturing, logistics, healthcare and education.

Local 5G is a Japanese government initiative that allows organizations, such as businesses, local governments and universities, to deploy private 5G networks in a limited area using a different spectrum than that used by mobile operators. Local 5G tests are underway across Japan as organizations seek guaranteed bandwidth, low latency and support for thousands of devices. With dedicated bandwidth and infrastructure, local 5G networks should be particularly well suited to specific connectivity needs in manufacturing and industrial use cases. Testing will help determine if local 5G can meet business needs.

OPTAGE is testing a highly reliable and secure private 5G network to explore the possibility of offering Local 5G services for business customers. OPTAGE chose HPE 5G Core Stack for its private 5G testing because the pre-integrated automated software stack can be quickly and easily deployed within hours. HPE 5G Core Stack is an open, cloud-native, container-based 5G core networking software stack that helps customers accelerate the journey to new 5G revenue streams. It is designed to drive automation, provide agility, and accelerate the deployment of 5G services.

“HPE 5G Core Stack was developed to increase the speed, agility and scalability of 5G deployments and enables operators like OPTAGE to quickly validate network operations and see business benefits,” said Hiroshi Miki, General Manager , Communications Technology Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. , Japan. “We are honored to support OPTAGE in their local 5G trials and help them accelerate the launch of their service.”

HPE 5G Core Stack is available as a pre-integrated software and hardware platform through the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform. By deploying HPE 5G Core Stack on a pay-as-you-go basis with the HPE GreenLake Platform, telcos can deploy a 5G core network with reduced risk and little upfront investment by aligning costs with the number subscribers. For more information on HPE 5G Core Stack, please visit: www.hpe.com/5G

Sean B. Jackson