Intel and Ericsson collaborated to develop a software and hardware management platform for 5G, NFV and distributed cloud services.
The two companies will use Ericsson's Software Definition Infrastructure (SDI) management software and Intel's Rack Scale Design design to build the multi-year project.
Lars M? Rtensson, Ericsson's director of cloud services and digital services in the NFV business district, added that this would help operators deploy open cloud services and NFV infrastructure.
The product will be displayed later this month at the 2019 World Mobile Communications Conference (MWC) in Barcelona.
Last September, Intel said that Ericsson and Nokia would use Intel's technology in deploying the first 5G networks around the world.
Intel released its 2015G modem and XMM 81605G multimode modem in November last year, providing 5G connections for smartphones, PC computers and broadband access gateways.
Intel said it would provide peak speeds of up to 6 Gbps when it was released in the second half of 2019.
At the end of September last year, Intel also announced a series of new 5G modems developed in China in cooperation with Huawei, ZTE, Tencent, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Baidu and Ziguang Zhanrui, including the use of its 5G modems in mid-range Android smartphones.
Intel also announced its latest 5G and AI projects, Athena, during the CES exhibition in 2019. This innovative project will create new industry standard specifications for laptops.
Intel expects the first Athena devices to be launched in the second half of 2019. Innovative partners of the project include Dell, Google, HP, Samsung, Microsoft, Acer, Asus, Lenovo and Innolux.
Meanwhile, Ericsson announced a 5G partnership with Fujitsu last October. In addition, Ericsson has established a 5G partnership with Juniper and Qualcomm. On the operator side, the company recently announced plans to deploy 5G through Telstra, Optus and T-Mobile.
Ericsson added three new products to its 5G hardware and software portfolio last September, including spectrum sharing between 4G and 5G bands, Street macro transmission solutions deployed across millimeter wave (mmWave) and wireless access network (RAN) computing.