Five Key Ways OEM Integrators Are Leading Expansion for 5G Telecom Deployments

Oct 08, 2021

Dell EMC PowerScale HPC Solution

Today's 5G and Edge-based applications run everywhere from hospitals to oil rigs, autonomous cars, and beyond with expansion likely to continue. In fact, according to Dell Technologies, the coming 5G telecom transformation is a $2 trillion opportunity for industry and society.

Specifically for telecom providers, this expansion will mean developing next-gen solutions and leveraging outside expertise and services to make it all happen.

Below are five key ways OEMs can support your 5G telecom deployments:

Shortened Time to Market

Today, technology initiatives, especially those leveraging edge and 5G servers, must roll out quicker than ever. Given the competition between carriers, the sooner a solution launches, the better it has to define the market and generate revenue. Armed with extensive platform knowledge, OEM integration partners can get hardware deployments up and running at the speed your business demands.

Improved Customer Experience

As we ask our applications to solve more problems (and solve them better and faster), so must the platforms that power them continue to improve. One might even say that the primary purpose of 5G and edge technology is to bring better computing to more places. So, by partnering for successful deployments, telecom providers enable their customers and end-users to accomplish more - and when the end-user wins, everybody wins.


Dell EMC PowerScale storage leverages its OneFS OS to read and write data in multiple protocols simultaneously, and support for NVME and all-flash configurations are included. This flexibility allows high-performance workloads like AI to process data as fast as possible and deliver results.

Flexible, Scalable Solutions

Today's solutions can no longer exist bound to specific platforms and locations. With knowledge of the latest virtualized, scale-out solutions, OEM partners can not only build your infrastructure for today but also make it able to grow as the needs of your network grow. For 5G telecom providers, that equates to platforms that don't require giant, expensive leaps in storage or processing to meet current and future demands.

Reduced Cost and Complexity

To accommodate the needs of far-reaching 5G deployments, strategic system integration partners can offer extensive distribution networks. That means they can quickly dispatch the right equipment to the correct locations to support growth and hardware lifecycles. What's more, the best partners have networks that extend well beyond domestic borders. Therefore, they can offer shipping, regulatory compliance, and parts support worldwide.

5G Telecom Tested and Certified Solutions

The best OEM partners understand and test solutions to ensure they comply with telecom-specific standards like NEBS. Therefore, OEM-engineered solutions are better able to plug into existing telecom environments and interface with a wide variety of equipment. As a result, 5G telecom solution providers can spend less time testing and verifying equipment compatibility and more time creating innovative applications and services for their customers.

Access to Influential Experts

While tier-one manufacturers, like Dell Technologies, are known for producing cutting-edge servers, storage appliances, and other network equipment, they often rely on the input of OEM partners for insights from the field. Therefore, innovations like edge server design are very much the result of open communication between OEMs, technology providers, and other stakeholders.

Engineered for 5G Telecom and the Edge - Dell EMC PowerEdge XR11 and XR12 Servers

Designed with the feedback of OEM telecom solution partners, Dell Technologies has introduced this year two platforms to cater to the needs of edge and 5G telecom deployments.

The Dell EMC PowerEdge XR11 (1U configuration) and XR12 (2U configuration) are ruggedized servers built and tested to withstand the harsh conditions of the edge. For example, both machines adhere to the NEBS Gr63 and 1089 standards, resisting physical elements like dust and electromagnetic interference. As a result, business-critical computing can occur in locations where it's never been before, reducing application latency and enhancing performance.

And while both the XR11 and XR12 were engineered to resist the elements, they demand no compromise in performance. Both machines are powered by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, with 8 TB of RAM and various storage options.

At the same time, both platforms also offer the latest security and remote management features, all in a short-depth form factor that leaves room for other networking equipment. Therefore, the XR11 and XR12 platforms are designed to bring secure processing power to more locations while acknowledging limited space.

Leverage 5G to the Fullest—Partner with UNICOM Engineering

When you work with UNICOM Engineering, we become an extension of your team, listening to your needs, and protecting your brand with every system that leaves our dock. Our agile team is committed to making the imaginable possible as we adjust to needs and demands in every phase of our partnership and your business. As a Dell Technologies Titanium OEM Partner, we are ready to power your solutions with their industry-leading portfolio, delivering unique solutions with incredible speed and reliability. To learn more about how we can help you drive your edge solution to market faster, watch our Why Build on Dell Video or visit our website to schedule a consultation today.

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