Singtel has launched the Paragon all-in-one platform for 5G network, edge computing and services to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation journey.
With the platform, enterprises can tap into Singtel’s 5G network to activate network slices on demand and deploy mission critical applications on Singtel multi-access edge compute (MEC). They can also access an ecosystem of partner applications and securely deploy applications in a hybrid fashion across the edge at Singtel MEC and a public cloud.
Paragon is claimed to be the industry’s first all-in-one orchestration platform for 5G edge computing and cloud services. It significantly reduces the complexity and time needed to adopt 5G MEC and low latency applications and services – lowering the barriers to entry for enterprises, enabling faster deployment of use cases while removing considerable operational and cost overheads.
“Many enterprises are undergoing rapid digitalisation while exploring and developing tailored 5G solutions for deployment in their industries. We understand the challenges and complexities that they face in managing the various networks, edge cloud applications and services with the required cyber security, resiliency and demanding service assurances required, cost-effectively. Paragon was conceived, developed and delivered to help enterprises meet these needs through a single platform,” said Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer of Group Enterprise at Singtel.
Previously, enterprises had to juggle multiple tools to manage their network connectivity, cloud and application lifecycle at the edge. Paragon lets them interact with the 5G network and deploy their edge computing applications and services on Singtel’s infrastructure independently, securely and within minutes. This shortens their innovation curve and improves time-to-market as well as reduces costs.
Compared to the current 4G and public cloud-enabled edge computing solutions, Paragon provides a huge improvement in latency with much higher bandwidth throughput from Singtel’s 5G network. This means better performance and faster decision-making at the edge where the data resides, critical for use cases such as autonomous systems, robotics, drones, and vehicles, immersive, video-rich experiences and powerful real-time edge AI use cases.
5G network slicing usually requires weeks to acquire and set-up but with Paragon, enterprises can do this almost instantly, autonomously and as frequently as needed. They can also optimise cost by utilising a network slice only when there is a need and for the intended duration.
Through the Paragon Marketplace, Singtel’s partners can integrate their offerings through robust industry standard application programming interface (API) to rapidly build and deploy their solutions on Paragon. Already available solutions include real-time fleet management, mixed reality and metaverse-based simulations, and smart warehouse management.