Intel Brings Cloud Solutions to Broadband Forum Asia

The forecast calls for clouds — or rather, the cloud. More and more Communication Service Providers (CoSPs) are moving away from in-house hardware and are taking advantage of cloud-based services more powerful than what most companies could have on premises.

That’s why Intel is proud to sponsor the upcoming Broadband Forum Asia (BBFA). The two-day conference runs April 11–12, 2017, at the Hong Kong Crowne Plaza, Kowloon East, and is one of the largest networking opportunities in the industry, with over 500 industry veterans from over 200 companies and 30 countries. At the conference, Intel’s primary area of focus will be connected home broadband solutions, FlexRAN, virtual CPE, and visual cloud technologies. All of these technologies are positioned to bring scalable and flexible solutions to meet the requirements for home, small & medium as well as large enterprise across the globe.


Currently, Intel is working to develop FlexRAN technology with industry leaders throughout Asia. Major CoSPs are currently conducting trials of FlexRAN technology to speed up and improve mobile and telecom services. By associating individual users and devices with cloud services rather than just cell towers, these technologies provide a significant advantage over traditional cellular networks and are a significant step in the evolution to 5G.


Virtualized enterprise customer premises equipment (vE-CPE) promises reduced costs for CoSPs by virtualizing hardware services. Purchasing and managing on-premise hardware has traditionally been costly and time-intensive, but with vE-CPE, Intel can help reduce CoSPs hardware costs by up to 90 percent. By virtualizing, companies relieve themselves of the cost and time devoted to maintenance, upkeep, and issues associated with hardware end of life. What’s more, using a constantly up-to-date cloud-based service ensures that CoSPs are less likely to fall behind industry standards related to speed, technology and security.

Visual Cloud

Visual cloud services hold the potential to revolutionize online graphical media. Streaming video, augmented reality, virtual reality, and multiplayer online gaming continue to grow in popularity and size. Video and graphical content are as massive as they are popular. Delivering and rendering high-quality video content requires a vast amount of processing power. With cloud-friendly technologies embedded in our Xeon processors, Intel continually aspires to deliver rapid, cost effective, on-demand graphical content for everything from movies to games to medical imaging.

Intel is well positioned to help customers adopt these and other technologies and to provide the expertise necessary to grow in markets such as Singapore, India, Australia, Indonesia, and beyond.

Intel’s demos at BBFA, done in partnership with companies like Supermicro, ADLINK, and China Unicom, will showcase a wide variety of use cases for Intel-based communication solutions, many featuring Intel Xeon E5 capabilities and the latest Intel server CPU. If you or your colleagues are attending BBFA, register for our network transformation workshops, or stop by our booth to discuss the future of communications in Asia and elsewhere. And be sure to follow Intel’s IT Peer Network for more news on the accelerating world of cloud technology.

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Tim Lauer

About Tim Lauer

I've worked 15+ years in Asia with many of leading service providers -- SK Telecom, NTT DoCoMo, China Mobile, Chunghwa Telecom, PCCW, Singtel, Reliance Jio, Flipkart, etc. and OEMs -- HTC, ASUS, Samsung, Acer, Quanta, etc. I've managed technical & sales teams who know how to establish themselves as valuable consultants to our customers to help them in evaluation, deployment and scaling of new service offerings such as broadband FTTH, virtual CPE, virtual IMS, data center optimization & modernization, and more. In my current role, I engage with Asia's leading Telecom and Cloud Service providers to provide support in transforming their networks and launching new wireless, broadband & cloud services. I'm working to establish mutually beneficial long-term (MoU) agreements to collaborate on next-generation services & architectures such as 5G and SDI.