Intel has been “all in” with network transformation through significant investments in its Intel® Network Builders program as well as open source and other industry initiatives. We also continue to invest heavily in education programs to equip IT professionals with the skills required for the 5G future.
The Intel ®Network Builders Winners’ Circle is a new program that seeks to further align Intel and its ecosystem of partners around the acceleration of network transformation and adoption Intel technologies. The program will focus on greater technical enablement in the form of testing and benchmarking of solutions and reward our most successful partners with co-marketing and promotional benefits.
Open to all Intel Network Builders ecosystem partners, the Winners’ Circle Program will involve contests on a bi-annual basis in three categories: Leaders Board, Solution Plus Partner and Solution Partner. Partners must outperform other contestants around requirements and guidelines published at the onset of each of the bi-annual period. These requirements will be generally focused on alignment with industry’s transformational needs including optimizations, adoption of key industry initiatives and delivery of innovative solutions.
Winners in each category will receive a comprehensive, six-month co-marketing benefit package including participation in relevant end-user events and Intel Network Builders marketing programs.
The Intel Network Builders Winners’ Circle program will begin in January 2018 with the release of its first technical requirement sheet.
We encourage our ecosystem partners to contact your Intel Network Builders Alliance Manager or Account Representative for more information about the program, key dates, guidelines and process for submitting entries.
You can find more program details at https://networkbuilders.intel.com/
An Educated Ecosystem is Equipped to Drive Transformation
Since we launched the Intel Network Builders program three years ago, Intel and its partners have published numerous podcasts, webinars and articles and participated in dozens of partner summits and industry conferences. In the last 6 months, we delivered training and education to over 1,500+ registrants via Intel Network Builders University – including hundreds of professionals from Comm SPs around the world. The program and its participants are driving compelling innovation across all the major network transformation vectors.
The most recent Verizon and Intel Network Builders Innovation Challenge is a great example of how this program is accelerating network transformation through applied ecosystem innovation. Artesyn Embedded Computing and Vantrix Corporation won in the Low Latency category for a network edge demonstration of virtual reality at a live sporting events. Wipro won in the Analytics Category for a network analytics solution that uses real-time analytics to improve end customer experience on wireless networks.
The results speak for themselves. Over 260 Intel partners delivered over 130 commercial products optimized with Intel’s open source contributions and tens of end-user solution proof of concepts (POCs), trials and deployments.
We encourage our diverse ecosystem partners, including independent software vendors (ISVs), system integrators (SIs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Communication Service Providers (Comm SPs), to join the race to transform 5G networks of the future.