Globe trials HPE’s MEC solution on 5G for data-heavy jobs

Globe Telecom in the Philippines, through its newly built Edge Incubation Lab, is moving data-intensive workloads such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning closer to customers for faster data processing and analysis for select users. 

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is enabling this offering with a pre-integrated, telco-grade Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) solution capable of integrated management, service operation, and traffic control. 

HPE has signed a memorandum of understanding with Globe to offer low latency cloud services at the edge of its network using HPE’s new MEC solution.

The HPE MEC as-a-service solution is delivered through HPE GreenLake giving customers like Globe the ability to start small and have the flexibility to scale out to meet future requirements.

Globe has deployed HPE’s MEC solution at their Edge Incubation Lab and is now offering select customers value-added edge services such as AI-powered video analytics, industrial automation, cloud gaming, and virtual reality (VR) retail services. 

Once the trial ends, Globe plans to roll-out its edge services at scale via its growing 5G network.

“HPE’s solution is working well in the Globe Telcom lab and has been designed to be deployed rapidly and at-scale across our growing 5G network,” said Peter Maquera, SVP for Globe Business. 

The Globe Edge Incubation Lab is powered by industry-leading telco-grade infrastructure, including the HPE ProLiant DL360 and DL380 Gen10 Plus. The solution has been developed in partnership with technology partners, including Intel and Saguna, which enables telcos and their customers to work with their preferred software providers.

“The HPE MEC solution is highly scalable, secure, and reliable and we expect many telecoms operators will follow Globe’s lead in adopting this platform,” said Khai Peng, VP and managing director of growth and emerging countries at HPE.