Taipei, Taiwan – Sept 3, 2019 - In recent years, SD-WAN, NFV and MEC have formed the critical foundations of future 5G infrastructure as these open compute, virtualization technologies offer agile and flexible service delivery for service operators. Meanwhile, Lanner, with long dedications in network computing and security, founded its Telecom Applications BU to further penetrate the vertical markets for network virtualization applications. With dedicated efforts, Lanner has successfully forged partnerships with multiple world-leading telecom operators.

To gain the technological competitiveness in the network nodes and R&D capability, Lanner has cooperated with Taiwan National Chiao-Tung University (NCTU) in a joint MEC demonstration of ultra-low latency video streaming and AR applications. On August 21st, the MEC 2.0 program has been initiated with the targeted objectives of next-generation scalable edge computing platform and thermal technology for hyper-converged edge computing servers. Through cooperative education as well as participation in global telecom associations, Lanner has gained the capability to offer optimal 5G edge computing hardware solutions.

“In recent years, Lanner has been dedicated in MEC (multi-access edge computing) technology to enable cloud computing capability at the edge. MEC architecture helps offload the traffic to the central cloud so that latency can be minimized. Users will have the authentic 5G experience. In our collaboration, NCTU demonstrates their achievements of Middle Box used in MEC architecture. The use of Middle Box enables high-performance for networking hardware and reduces the latency, while enlarging the bandwidth for video streaming and AR/VR”, Jean Tseng, VP and GM of Lanner Telecom Applications BU.

As the realization of 5G lies in edge computing, Lanner and NCTU jointly launched Mobile Edge Computing 2.0 Program to initiate open and transparent infrastructure and build up a scalable edge network. The next-generation MEC architecture will optimize base station, RAN (radio access network), and network cores through virtualized orchestration, control plane, and data plane. This will auto-scale the traffic and computation for the distributed computing in future 5G network.

Regarding the heat sink concern in high-performance 5G servers, the cooperation put an emphasis on the relevant thermal values and experiments of next-generation high-performance servers. “We are proud to announce that we have optimized our thermal technology for our fanless computing devices and high-performance servers. Thanks to the support from NCTU, we will apply patents for these two innovations”, said Jean Tseng of Lanner.

Lanner expects to continue its collaboration with NCTU in 5G and MEC innovations, to offer the market with closely integrated platform. We believe our innovations will help operators to accelerate their time-to-market process.