Intel and Asus jointly introduce a 5G AI ready platform.

In collaboration with Intel and Taiwan Mobile, Asustek Computer and its subsidiary Taiwan Web Service (TWS) have introduced a 5G AI Ready Platform in an effort to integrate edge computing, 5G, and AI applications and enable Taiwan’s small and medium-sized businesses become more competitive.

The platform, according to Asustek, is Taiwan’s first enterprise private network service that is deeply linked with the cloud. The platform can combine AIHPC, 5G private network, and AI edge computing into a ready-to-use cloud solutions covering infrastructure, advanced communications, information security, and smart applications, helping users save significant development costs through the use of TWS’ OneAI tool, Intel’s oneAPI, and Taiwan Mobile’s high-speed/frequency 5G private network.

The final mile of the AIoT vertical field is realized, according to Asustek Chief Operating Officer Joe Hsieh, by the integrated 5G AI cloud-network solutions made possible by the four-party collaboration agreement, giving businesses and startups high-speed AI services.

Hsieh emphasized that Asustek has a significant interest in combining AIHPC high-speed computing capacity, cloud services, smart IoT devices, and servers to support applications in smart cities, smart manufacturing, and other relevant industries. The business is eager to work with more partners in order to accelerate 5G applications using its AI cloud resources, he continued.

The 5G AI Ready Platform, according to Steven Long, general manager of Intel’s Asia-Pacific and Japan region, will be crucial in advancing Taiwan’s digital transformation by making it simple for users and software developers to develop, validate, and deploy their projects with greater efficiency and readiness.

He continued by stating that numerous edge computing applications are on the horizon, and that the network is becoming more heterogeneous, programmable, and flexible.

As software-oriented Intel FlexRAN and Intel oneAPI, as well as the OpenVINO toolkit, will enable developers to have a shared software platform where they can create their solutions, Long emphasized that Intel thinks its technological capabilities reside not only in hardware.