Meta has been coming up with new updates ever since its existence and now it has joined hands with chipmaker AMD on Wednesday. They said they were partnering for a mobile internet infrastructure program that would bring base station costs down to make broadband more accessible around the world.
The program Evenstar, was launched by Meta in early 2020 and it promotes a platform called OpenRan that makes it possible for cellular network operators to mix and match hardware and software for building base stations instead of buying all of it from one equipment maker.
As reported by Reuters, that gives operators more flexibility and makes equipment pricing more competitive, said Gilles Garcia, an executive with AMD’s data center and communications group. AMD said its radio chip, Xilinx Zynq UltraScale RFSoC, will be used in the Evenstar radio units.
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“They have a very aggressive target for the cost, because Meta is also trying to cover the uncovered regions and the underdeveloped countries. So they want to make sure there are more and more people connected,” said Garcia.