Huawei Unveils Industrys First Claimed Fully Containerised 5G Core Network
2020 has been proclaimed as the year of 5G with 5G Standalone (5G SA) networks. By definition, this includes the 5G Core. To get an earlier start in 2019, the wireless communications industry pushed an architecture known as 5G Non-standalone (5G NSA) with full commercial launches. For some service providers (SPs), this launch may have had an impact on the 5G SA timeline, making 2020 the year of more trials before full commercial deployment in 2021. But for others, primarily in China and South Korea, countrywide 5G SA networks will launch in the second half of 2020.
Huawei unveils industry’s first claimed fully containerised 5G core network
Next, in a December 2019 press release, Ericsson announced that with Telstra, it had reached an industry-first milestone with the first commercial deployment of a container-based CNF Evolved Packet Core for the 4G and 5G NSA networks. This will enable a web-scale core network to deliver the full power of 5G to consumers and enterprise customers in the very near future.
Asian operator announces what it calls industry-first guide on open radio access network, aiming to show that such infrastructures and cloud-native networks are as secure and trustworthy as any other open cloud-based operation in any other industry Continue Reading
According to Nokia, first tests involving access network and private core, which assessed speed, coverage and latency, proved positive and reached the goals and specifications established by BTP's technical teams.
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