HEWLETT Packard Enterprise, a technology company headquartered in the United States, announced on Monday that it had signed a partnership deal with Globe Telecom, Inc. for a solution that enables “faster data processing and analysis.”

Under the memorandum of understanding it signed with Globe, Hewlett Packard Enterprise will “offer low latency cloud services at the edge” of Globe’s network using the technology firm’s “multi-access edge compute (MEC) solution.”

“Delivered to select users via a newly built Edge Incubation Lab, Globe is moving data-intensive workloads such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning closer to customers for faster data processing and analysis,” the company said in an e-mailed statement.

The MEC solution, the company noted, is capable of integrated management, service operation, and traffic control.

With the offering, Globe will be able “to start small and have the flexibility to scale out to meet future requirements,” Hewlett Packard Enterprise said.

“Data and networks have become key pillars for businesses to compete in the digital economy. With the introduction of MEC technology, enterprises are seeking to move business-critical applications to the edge for latency, cost, and security reasons,” it added.

According to the company, the solution will be available on a pay-as-you-go or subscription basis, “helping telcos to roll out 5G edge services without upfront capital outlays and to help manage the uncertainty of timing and sizing their 5G deployments.”

Hewlett Packard Enterprise also said it is currently in discussions with other telcos in the Asia-Pacific region for a possible collaboration.

Globe announced separately on Monday that it is now interconnected with DITO Telecommunity Corp.’s mobile services.

“Globe customers can now make domestic mobile calls and send SMS to DITO Telecommunity subscribers and vice versa following the successful interconnection of services of the two telcos,” the telco said in a statement.

The Ayala-led telco added that the interconnection of its fixed-line service with DITO is still being finalized. — Arjay L. Balinbin