back to article In brave new 5G world, data centres are pizza boxes... or football fields

Flexible tech such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation will be a prerequisite for our brave new 5G world, reckon Intel and Ericsson. Speaking at the open-source network function virtualisation (OPNFV) project, the general manager of Intel's SDN division, John Healy, said the technologies …

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So, how do you build multiple redundant carrier routing, N+1 UPS and backup generators into a pizza-box?

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Big multi-storey pizzas!

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Pizza Box

Maybe it's the name of a restaurant chain? If not, it should be.

-A.

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Oh Dear...

He acknowledged that 5G is still a long way off, although operators have said functional trials will take place in 2018/19.

Would this be the same 5G that HMG has already determined will be the basis of a replacement for TETRA / Airwave for blue light and other designated services?

What could possibly go wrong...

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