Dell bets on edge computing, 5G

Companies have accelerated the digital transformation in response to the pandemic, but the process has quickly become a matter of sustainability, At Dell The President of Latin America said at a press conference.

This means assessing the role of 5G and the final calculations in rethinking the business becomes important, Luis Goncalves Saie.

Asked by BNamericas about the regional perspective, Goncalves said, “the future will continue to require transformation, but this time to develop new business models.”

Goncalves also said 5G will affect the economic recovery everywhere.

To take advantage of the digital transformation in Latin America, barriers such as restrictive regulations, security risks, low organizational budgets and limited data processing capacity must be removed, he said.

According to the Dell Digital Transformation Report for 2020, 80% of companies have accelerated the global digital transformation.

Dell categorizes companies as digital leaders, digital adopters, digital testers, followers and overdue. In Latin America, 5% of companies fall into the category of leaders, as in 2019. However, the following three categories registered improvements as companies that lagged behind, adopted the digital dynamics.


At Dell Technology World, Michael Dell introduced the infrastructure portfolio as a service and the APEX solution to reduce the time and complexity of acquiring, managing and maintaining its customers’ IT infrastructure while reducing capital.

APEX’s custom solutions include paid server solutions, storage, data protection, and hyperconvergence, and the data center utility includes custom measurement and software.

These solutions are available in Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Brazil.

Dell will cooperate data center operator Equinix to ensure the availability of APEX services.


The processing of the edge of the network will be driven by new 5G networks, which will stimulate the transformation.

According to research firm Gartner, 50% of the data will be processed outside the data centers by 2023 and 70% by 2025.

Dell Data Center Solutions sales vice president Cristiano Lucena said 53% of companies plan to implement final calculations in the next 12 months.

Streaming, which requires high capacity and low latency, also provides opportunities and will stimulate final computing and 5G.


“We are working to simplify to enable 5G to be more efficient for operators and businesses,” said Raimundo Peixoto, senior vice president of data center solutions.

He said Dell is committed to opening up the Radio Access Network (RAN) and transforming it with x86 servers and a software-defined infrastructure. The company supports openRAN to simplify the implementation of 5G and ensure that it is viable for businesses and telecom operators.

Dell said it tested openRAN in Latin America, but did not provide details.

In Argentina, Movistar has already launched the 4G commercial network openRAN in Puerto Madryn, Chubut Province. The project uses Altiostar software and technology from QCT, Gigatera and Kontron, p IBM integration.