This has been a milestone year in the adoption of 5G. Commercial 5G networks are now live in more than 60 markets around the world. On top of that, the number of 5G connections is expected to reach 692 million globally by the end of this year. This is only the beginning and in the coming years more infrastructure will be required to achieve the true potential of 5G; the majority of which will be powered by Arm-based chips. These networks will evolve to enable more complex technology capabilities, improved provisioning and enhanced service offerings that will unlock new use-cases and revenue streams.
With support from key players in the industry, today we are announcing the Arm 5G Solutions Lab in partnership with Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting, business re-engineering services and solutions, and one of the key 5G systems integrators for Communication Service Providers and Engineering R&D partner for Communications Technology Providers.
This initiative is only possible with the help of the Arm ecosystem, and already we’ve seen incredible support for the Lab by a broad set of industry leaders from cloud service providers like Google Cloud, silicon and hardware providers like EdgeQ, GIGABYTE, Marvell, NVIDIA, NXP, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. , operators including DISH and Vodafone, software partners such as Accelleran, Mavenir, Parallel Wireless, Radisys, Saankhya Labs, and Tech Mahindra, as well as organizations like GSMA. I look forward to seeing how ecosystem support evolves to help fulfill the need for faster innovation and agility in network technology.