A data center launch plus three 5G moves:
BDx has officially opened for business in Nanjing, China. The first phase of its data center campus, which is located within the Yangtze River Delta 16km from the city center, has officially launched. NKG1 offers 12,500 square meters of space and 4MW of IT power for colocation, and is fed by two substations providing 60MVA of total grid power. Phase 2 is expected to follow quickly within the next year.
We got a bit more color on DISH’s 5G buildout in the US. Nokia yesterday said that it will deploy its 5G standalone core technology on Amazon’s AWS to support the project. That puts DISH firmly in the public cloud, enabling them to leverage Amazon’s entire ecosystem as they build out their cloud-native, OpenRAN-based 5G network.
Meanwhile, Nokia also saw a trial turn permanent over in Germany. After successful trials, Lufthansa Technik is keeping the 5G private wireless network technology Nokia provided at its Hamburg facility. Lufthansa has used the 5G capabilities for virtual engine parts inspection in high def video, and has promoted the intial test case to a permanent AVIATAR product offering.
And AT&T is looking to Texas A&M for a private 5G testbed capability. They are working with Texas A&M’s RELLIS campus in Bryan, Texas to launch 5G technology and aim to test 5G-powered autonomous vehicles, augmented/virtual reality, robotics, manufacturing, smart grids, and other use cases. Five of the university systems state agencies will be the first organizations to use the test beds.
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