The EdgeQ ASIC design service tailors cost to features – scaling price, performance, and features as a function of need and use.
With 5G expected to address multiple end points, the traditional silicon approach of a highly leveraged, single priced design for all markets is no longer viable, argues EdgeQ.
EdgeQ offers a subscription-based model with different service tiering to mirror need and use which gives customers the freedom to scale from nominal to advanced 5G features such as ultra-reliable low latency communications, geo-location services, massive MIMO, fine-grained network slicing, as well as extending compatibility to other legacy wireless protocols.
By coupling EdgeQ’s software-driven base station-on-a-chip technology with a chipset-as-a-service model, customers can now focus on a virtualized 5G deployment model where feature attributes can be turned on and off via software.
EdgeQ’s combination of an elastic chip architecture and a softwarized RAN stack allows customers to only pay for features that map to their real needs.
By offering chipset-as-a-service, EdgeQ elevates 5G O-RAN to an even more configurable, elastic, open wireless infrastructure. Enterprise network, telco, and cloud providers can use EdgeQ to virtualize network resources, allowing elastic scaling of 5G services on demand.
Customers can pace their needs and demands via tiered subscription packages, thereby minimizing massive upfront capex of fully burdened hardware.
Network providers can instantaneously provision finely tuned services (such as massive MIMO or Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications) and incorporate a matching pricing model based on use and value.
EdgeQ’s O-RAN compliant 5G platform allows dynamic reconfiguration and future scale without the need to rip and replace field-deployed systems. And customers can now access a more intelligent, elastic, services-driven physical layer.
Via a paid subscription model, customers can select specific packages for 5G services that best reflect the level of user support, coverage, bandwidth, and network services.
As a result, organizations can deploy EdgeQ inexpensively with basic 5G connectivity, and then upgrade to more advanced services as their business needs evolve. This approach allows customers to lower upfront CAPEX costs and derisk investment in features and functionalities that may never get used.