Anders Vestergren, Head of Solution Line Software Defined Infrastructure at Ericsson, discusses the latest in 5G and network transformation advancements in the industry. He examines the current status of network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) and why the network edge is the next frontier for NFVI deployments. Anders also introduces micro data centers and how Ericsson is approaching the design with products like the Blade Server Platform 8100 (BSP 8100), which utilizes the new Intel® Xeon® D-2166 processor. He emphasizes the importance of collaboration with Intel on network interface cards (NICs), Intel® Rack Scale Design, and CPUs to develop new products for communications service providers and enterprises. To learn more about the latest Ericsson products visit https://www.ericsson.com.