With one notable exception, commercial 5G networks use a non-standalone architecture wherein new 5G NR radio infrastructure is connected to an Evolved Packet Core that also supports LTE data transmissions. Virtualization of EPC functionality is common but stops short of the cloud-native core network needed for a standalone 5G implementation. With non-standalone 5G, the emphasis […]
The benefits that 5G could provide right now are often overlooked. The hype surrounding future use cases can overshadow the benefits that 5G is already capable of bringing. While these enhancements to current broadband capabilities are perceived as less fundamentally disruptive, they could enable organizations to begin taking advantage of 5G now, helping their businesses […]
In this article, we look at how the expectations of 5G are colliding with how we host and develop software. Several factors are coming together to break how we do things: 5G’s millisecond latency expectations mean that the laws of physics will force us to operate under constraints that can’t be bypassed with more or […]
Live field testing 5G networks ensure that beams are transmitting accurately to fulfil performance metrics such as throughput per cell, throughput per device, and Quality of Experience (QoE). Learn about the key challenges that mobile network operators face in this article.
Being prepared for the increased capabilities of 5G, and how they stand to change operations, is the best way for companies to move forward into a new age and capitalize on the volume of new data generated. As businesses grow more familiar and comfortable with Industry 4.0, operational data does not just present monetization opportunities […]
Learn how time-sensitive networking (TSN) for fronthaul can help you meet the transport convergence, capacity, latency, synchronization, and resiliency requirements of 5G networks. Learn how Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) for fronthaul can: Address 5G service diversity and time-sensitive applications Deliver bandwidth-efficient, packetized transport for C-RANs Converge transport for all 4G/5G traffic types Provide highly precise network-based […]