Capgemini launches 5G LaaS for the telecom industry

By Joanna England
5G Lab-as-a-Service provides dedicated environment to design, develop and test new network virtualisation and 5G/Edge networks and solutions...

Capgemini Group, the global leader in consulting, digital transformation, and engineering services, has launched Altran's 5G Lab and 5G Lab-as-a-Service (LaaS) for telecom companies, technology enterprises and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

Located in Fundão, Portugal, the new lab will provide critical system integration services and verify different solutions coming from the telecom ecosystem. It will also support hardware and software network market vendors. 

Capgemini's use of 5G labs in the intelligent industry space has already enabled clients to make the right investments in the foundations of their data-driven transformation and seize the opportunities of the 5G and Edge digital revolution. 

Specialising in network capabilities, the Altran 5G lab will drive forward the cloud-based 5G Lab-as-a-Service (LaaS) solution, providing prototyping, design, development and a testing and validation environment for new network virtualisation and 5G deployments. 

The lab provides demonstration platform capabilities and can simulate scenarios and solutions for proofs of concepts and pilots along with a 5G Industry Applications Incubator. 

The Capgemini Group, which currently employs 265,000 people in 50 countries, said it will be releasing details of additional 5G labs supporting industrial use cases to address new market needs.

Global accessibility

Hosted in a dedicated, infrastructure-for-hire environment, the lab's resources can be accessed and managed from any location in the world 24/7 via a secure web-based lab portal. 

The facility features data centre infrastructure, hardware, network components, software frameworks, platforms and a tools ecosystem, enabling clients to create environments that are flexible, scalable, secure and globally accessible.

Dietmar Wendt, President of the Communications business, Altran, explained, "Altran's new 5G Lab-as-a-Service offer continues to build upon the Capgemini Group's global strategy to accelerate and innovate the 5G ecosystem. The lab is the next logical step for us to extend our leadership on 5G and next-generation technologies."

Wendt added, "With the increasing volume of data and its widespread use by all sectors, this new 5G Lab will be central to supporting clients with their Intelligent Industry strategies within the context of a 5G ecosystem."

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