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Intel Network Builders
January Highlights Intel Network Builders

January Highlights Intel Network Builders

Happy New Year from the Network Builders Team. INB had a busy 2021 across training, co-marketing, and virtual events. We are looking forward to continuing collaborations across the ecosystem. This month features new content to enjoy from Webinars, Partner Publications, Training, and more.


Intel® Network Builders Enterprise Networks Insights Series

Join us and our trusted partners, once a month, every month for in-depth sessions offering timely insights to inform your network transformation strategy.

Monetizing Enterprise Services with Private 5G, LTE and IoT

In this session we will present an introduction to the Microsoft 5G cloud native functions and solution suite for modern networks, discuss how the Microsoft 5G solution benefits both the operator and the enterprises in their digital transformation forward, and review the use case deployments. – Wed, December 15 @ 1pm SGT | Tue, December 14 @ 9pm PST

Unlocking the Enterprise Opportunity with Private 5G

In this discussion, Accenture will share how enterprises can expand their operational capabilities with private 5G wireless network by embarking on a multi-step journey to build meaningful use cases and leverage Accenture’s 5G Acceleration Services. – Available on demand

To learn more and see the full series, please visit our series page.


Intel Network Builders Insights Series

Our monthly Intel® Network Builders Insights Series provides insight into the latest Intel strategies, product lines, technologies, and programs that are driving network innovation from edge to cloud.

To learn more, please register via the links here and add to your calendar. Attend live for an interactive Q&A or watch on-demand after the recording.

Intel Investing in a Strong Networking Industry Ecosystem

An overview of the Intel® Network Builders program, Intel® Partner Alliance (IPA), and what Co-marketing and selling opportunities exist with Intel. The Intel® Network Builders program has existed for 8+ years and includes over 500 members, with a 40% growth in membership over the last 18 months. The IPA program is new in 2021 and encompasses ALL of Intel’s technologies and partner programs. Learn how to participate and take advantage of the program offerings from technology education, enablement, marketing and sales collaboration. – Wed, February 2 - 8am PT

Intelligence, Performance, Visibility with Intel® Intelligent Fabric

To meet the connectivity needs of cloud-native build out using container-based microservices, Intel® Intelligent Fabric plays a key role in Intel’s vision for the Data Center of the Future (DCoF). At the heart of this move forward is the new Intel® Tofino™ 3 Intelligent Fabric Processor (IFP). Learn how you can benefit from advances for Cloud and Edge data centers, high performance computing (HPC) and communications service providers (CoSPs) moving to cloud technologies. – Available on Demand

Analyze & Optimize FlexRAN, DPDK and other network workloads using Intel® oneAPI

Learn how to optimize your power, performance, and reliability using Intel® oneAPI and Intel® VTune™ Profiler. VTune helps you analyze your source code and identify where and how your application can benefit from available hardware resources. – Available on-demand

To learn more and see the full series, please visit our series page.


Intel Network Builders University

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Landscape Projects

This training introduces Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and provides the industry definition of cloud native. Learn about the landscape of CNCF projects and their categorization. This training features 26 key projects which involve telecommunication service providers.

Radio Access Network (RAN) Overview

5G is a massive inflection driving data growth and fueling the development of all new services and unlocking the full potential of 5G requires transforming network infrastructure, from the core to the edge. This course provides an overview of RAN evolution trends, the technological challenges which will need to be supported and how Intel is driving this transformation with the broadest silicon portfolio for 5G infrastructure.


Four new courses were added to the uCPE Program, providing an overview of the key technologies and benefits associated with uCPE. Courses in this program include an introduction to uCPE and Edge computing; explores the journey from SD-WAN to uCPE; discusses the needs and benefits of flexible multi-cloud solutions at the Edge and examines how uCPE is simplifying infrastructure.

Enterprise Edge (uCPE): Introduction to uCPE and Edge Computing

Enterprise Edge (uCPE): From SD-WAN to uCPE - Introduction to uCPE

Enterprise Edge (uCPE): Flexible multi-cloud solutions at the Edge

Enterprise Edge (uCPE): Additional functions in uCPE - Workload Consolidation

More about the Intel Network Builders University

Featuring 265+ courses available and new content being created and refreshed each month, The Intel® Network Builders University includes a broad collection of online content and face-to-face technical training to help technical professionals in the network industry to improve their knowledge of key Intel® technologies, industry trends, and technical aspects of NFV deployments. Closed captioning in multiple languages is now available for a growing number of courses. The online portion of the university is available to Intel® Network Builders program members through a simple registration here and for the public here.

Custom Training Pathways address specific training requirements for Intel® Network Builders University members. Custom pathways allow for customized and confidential training content, visible only by your employees. Additional features include Single Sign-On (SSO) capabilities which offer one click access directly to training content or a custom API which enables direct import to your internal learning portals. If you are interested in learning more about custom pathways, please contact us today.


Welcome to Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users

We welcome the following new ecosystem partners and end users: Effnet AB, University of Tokyo, Zscaler, Inc., Nexius, Sociograph Solutions, and The Courseware Group.

To see all of our members, visit the Ecosystem Partners page, the Intel® Network Builders Edge Ecosystem page, the Intel® Network Builders Visual Cloud Ecosystem page, and the End User Members page on our website.


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

ZT Systems TXC300-2UN Dual-Node Open RAN Server

ZT Systems TXC300 Server Solutions are purpose-built for telecommunications providers delivering the latest 5G and edge computing services. Now verified as an Intel Select Solution for vRAN on Wind River Studio.


Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News & Collaboration

Wind River, QCT & Intel Deliver Optimized 5G vRAN platforms

The Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) QuantaEdge EGX63IS-1U server is verified as an Intel® Select Solution for vRAN on Wind River Studio.

Taking the Strain out of Enterprise 5G

While many enterprises are aware of the potential of 5G in revolutionizing their industry, they face the challenge of finding the right enterprise 5G solution that achieve seamless network integration. QCT has them covered with pre-configured, pre-validated, end-to-end enterprise 5G solutions comprising Core, RAN and OAM systems.

Private 5G uCPE Helps Service Providers Meet Enterprise Demand

Solution for private 5G combines RAN software from Accelleran, Intel®-based white-box appliances from Advantech, and virtualization software from Enea for flexible on-premises solution with compute headroom for more services.

Intel Select Solutions for Virtual Radio Access Network (vRAN) with Lenovo ThinkEdge SE450

The new Lenovo ThinkEdge SE450 server is now verified as an Intel® Select Solution for vRAN, and allows customers to quickly and efficiently deploy a variety of 5G vRAN and MEC solutions more securely and easily than ever before.

QCT’s Intel® Select Solution for Visual Cloud Delivery Network v2

The QCT QuantaGrid D53X-1U, based on 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, is now verified as an Intel Select Solution for Visual Cloud Delivery Network (vCDN).


Social Hub

Social Hub


Extreme Networks 9920 Offers Composable Network Packet Broker Solution for Communication Service Providers (CoSPs)


Intelligent Orchestration and Management of 5G Edge Services – January 25th

For more, visit the Intel Network Builders Social Hub.




Join the Conversation on Twitter

Intel® Network Builders offers a variety of online options for you to reach out to fellow ecosystem members between events. Follow our new Twitter handle @Intel5GNetworks or use the Intel Network Builders hashtag, #IntelBuilders. You can also follow industry leaders from Intel via their Twitter handles.

– Renu Navale, General Manager, Edge Computing and Ecosystem Enabling (ECEE), Network Platforms Group – @RenuNavale

– Dan Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Network Compute Division – @DanRod2000

– Jeni Panhorst, Vice President, Data Platforms Group and General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division – @jeni_p

– Lisa Spelman, Vice President and General Manager, Intel Xeon Products and Data Center Marketing – @LisaSpelman

– Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Center Group and General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division – @CristinaR_5G

– Rajesh Gadiyar, Vice President, Network Platforms Group and General Manager Architecture & Systems Engineering – @rgadiyar

– Caroline Chan, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division – @CarolineChan5G

– Alex Quach, General Manager of Wireline and Wireless Core Networks Division – @QuachAlexander

– Jim St. Leger, Technology Marketing Manager – @JimStLeger

– Brian Aherne, Senior Director of Network Platforms and Systems – @aherne_brian

– Bob Ghaffari, General Manager, Data Center / Network Platforms Group – @BobGhaffari

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