Robin.io Partners with Trilogy Networks, Joins RCI to Ease Deployment of 5G Services
Robin to Add Cloud Native Automation and Storage Platform Capabilities to RCI’s Unified, Distributed Cloud Covering 1.5 Million Square Miles of Rural America
Robin.io and Trilogy Networks announce a partnership through which Robin.io will join the Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI), a unique coalition of more than 60 network and edge innovation partners committed to promoting and accelerating the digital transformation of rural America. Robin.io’s cloud native storage and software defined orchestration platform will deploy on Trilogy’s distributed cloud infrastructure, including its ConEx edge delivery platform, to enable rural operators to access RAN, Core and services in a matter of minutes instead of weeks.
The focus of RCI’s initial applications is to provide solutions that radically advance precision agriculture, improving the profitability, security and efficiency within the U.S. food supply chain. Public and private 5G technology is key as the industry begins to deploy advanced applications and services like drones, robotics and intelligent sensors.
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Under the Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI), Trilogy is partnering with network operators across rural America to extend the distributed cloud platform to the edge of their network. Through the deployment of a virtualized network, connected to Trilogy’s nation-wide single network fabric, operators are well positioned to rapidly deploy their 5G networks. Robin.io provides the cloud-native platform and the automation platform on which the RCI applications would be hosted and operated in Trilogy’s network fabric.
Traditional cellular network deployments are complex, expensive and takes weeks for even a single cell site activation. 5G networks with fully virtualized and cloud native network functions require bringing together hundreds of software bundles from multiple vendors to operate as a single unit at cell sites, telco edge and at regional hubs. Robin.io’s platform orchestrates the installation and life cycle management of RAN, Core, support systems, network management and network security software with zero-touch automation.
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“The promise of 5G and advanced digital transformation solutions is possible only with ready-to-deploy cloud and network infrastructure with automation and orchestration capabilities that disrupts the traditional cellular network deployment models. Robin.io’s platform is hardened and well proven to bring about such a paradigm shift, particularly as it applies to mobile networks in rural areas of the country,” said Venky Swaminathan, CTO of Trilogy Networks.
“At Robin.io, we are committed to working with mobile network operators to deliver enhanced 5G services faster, easier and with lower total cost of ownership,” said Partha Seetala, founder and CEO of Robin.io. “To deploy, scale and manage these new data-or network-centric applications, operators in rural America clearly require the type of cloud native, end-to-end automation that Robin supplies. Joining the Rural Cloud Initiative will enable us to make a positive impact on behalf of both operators and end users across America.”