Japanese broadband services provider OPTAGE has selected Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to supply it with its ‘HPE 5G Core’ Stack for its testbed local 5G network – under the country’s private 5G initiative. The broadband provider will test the use of local 5G in various sectors such as manufacturing, logistics, healthcare and education.

The Japanese government is developing the Local 5G strategy to facilitate business use of private 5G networks with limited geographic scope to meet demands for specific connectivity needs within manufacturing and industrial use cases. The local networks use spectrum different to that utilised by the country’s mobile network operators.

Commenting, Hiroshi Miki, GM, Communications Technology Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Japan HPE, said its 5G Core Stack ‘has been developed to increase speed, agility, and scalability in 5G deployments and enables operators like OPTAGE to quickly validate network operations and see the business benefits. We’re honoured to support OPTAGE with their Local 5G testing and to help them accelerate the launch of their service.’

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