Far EasTone Telecommunications Co (遠傳電信) has signed an agreement with Intel Taiwan to jointly research 5G open virtualized radio access networks (ORAN), computer vision and private cellular networks, Far EasTone said in a statement yesterday.
The two companies would pool their 5G know-how to boost network capacity and offer better user experiences for individual and corporate clients, Far EasTone said.
The ORAN-related research would involve developing plans to enable access to experimental networks, and sharing testing systems, software and hardware, it said.
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The Taipei-headquartered telecommunications firm said Intel would provide access to its Intel Smart Edge Open software toolkit for the project.
Far EasTone said it would also employ Intel’s Early Access Program to incorporate computer vision in smart city and transportation applications.
The two companies would work to incorporate their most advanced technology into digital health, smart manufacturing, and industry 4.0 applications to drive industrial upgrades in Taiwan, Far EasTone said.
Far EasTone president Chee Ching (井琪) said the firm has long endeavored to integrate and employ technologies central to 5G, including big data, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things applications.
Grace Wang (汪佳慧), vice president of Intel Taiwan’s sales and marketing group, said the Early Access Program would enable Far EasTone to develop edge computing and other Internet applications.
Under the agreement, Intel Taiwan would offer access to software such as Intel Geti and the Open Vino toolkit to help Far EasTone develop solutions for corporations to better adopt computer vision in their day-to-day operations, Wang said.
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