Costa Rican group ICE joins Linux Foundation 5G Super Blue Print initiative



Costa Rica’s national telecommunications and energy operator ICE is the first Latin American operator to join the Linux Foundation (LF) 5G Super Blue Print initiative, LF’s press office has confirmed to BNamericas.

LF Networking, the LF group that works on open source networking projects, announced last week that seven new member organizations have joined the community to collaborate on the 5G Super Blue Print initiative, including the Costa Rican operator and ANTTEC , the main union of technicians and engineers.

The 5G Blue Print initiative is a priority for the Linux Foundation this year and the organization expects more companies to join the community.

“As a central platform to enable open source 5G building blocks, collaboration and integration is more important than ever for LFN, amplified by our recent developer event in early June,†said Arpit Joshipura, Director general of LF for networks, Edge and IoT, in a statement.

The goal of the 5G Super Blueprint initiative is to enable rapid interoperability, deployment and adoption of 5G across the ecosystem. By creating a long-running 5G native network demonstration workflow, the community will present end-to-end use cases demonstrating implementation architectures for end users.

This 5G Super Blueprint covers RAN, Edge and Core and enables solutions for enterprises and verticals, large institutional organizations and more, LF said.

Besides ICE, Aqsacom, a cyber intelligence software solution, recently joined the initiative; Radtronics, a provider of secure and powerful private wireless networks; Turnuium, a company specializing in SD-WAN, Semper, which secures 5G for critical infrastructures; and Wavelabs, a company working on digital, cognitive and industry 4.0. The list also includes the Omani Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology; and high school technological services.



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