In a world where operator budgets are squeezed, and the personnel required to keep up with the demand for services, operators are streamlining their network operations to manage OPEX and CAPEX. Therefore, finding a way to keep pace with customer expectations and monitor the network efficiently is becoming more and more imperative.
With 5G and Edge computing, there is an explosion of management complexity because there are hundreds of software instances (that include edge applications and private 5G applications), tens of thousands of edge locations, and tens of infrastructure providers. Existing approaches and solutions are not able to adequately scale to address this complexity.
As the 5G rollout is well underway, operators need to leverage technology solutions that can help them achieve network synchronization quickly, securely, and cost-effectively.
Aether™ is ONF’s Enterprise-5G/LTE-Edge-Cloud-as-a-Service system. Aether provides mobile connectivity and edge cloud services for distributed enterprise networks, all provisioned and managed from a centralized cloud.
The Dickensian duality succinctly characterizes where we are with 5G — pushing towards monetization is challenging, commercially-available network slicing is fledgling at best, but 5G promises rewards for those enterprising and persistent.
Telco 5G network & IT teams are under pressure to deliver applications and services faster, out-maneuver competitors, and provide exceptional user experiences while facing tighter budgets and a severe lack of cloud specialist skills. While the move to cloud-native network operations is relatively new for operators, it’s old hat for enterprises and web/hyper-scalers.
Earlier telecommunication systems were proprietary and purpose-built systems developed on a monolithic architecture. These systems ensured that telcos or enterprise entities were struck in a vendor lock-in model, scaling up on different telco-grade applications was time-sensitive, and innovation and automation depended on strategies adopted by OEMs. But time has shown us how telecommunication systems have fundamentally changed and evolved for good.
All MANOs will include network service orchestration in their ambit. VM-based VNFs will continue to find acceptability on account of strong legacy among telcos and enterprises alike. And K8s is here to stay.
In this 5G Tech Talk | Fireside chat series, Hema Kadia from TeckNexus discusses with Adnan Khan, Sr. Manager for Wireless and Wireline Market Development at Anritsu, Private 5G Networks and Testing. In this context, we cover – what are the top 3 verticals investing in private 5G networks, what are the 3GPP release features enabling the private 5G networks, what are the deployment modes for private 5G networks and related pros and cons, what are the testing challenges for private 5G networks and more.
In this 5G Fireside chat series, Hema Kadia from TeckNexus discusses with Dan Pitt “How Lean NFV can accelerate the adoption of NFV and deployment of 5G.” In this context, we cover, what is Lean NFV, what are the business drivers for Lean NFV, comparison with ETSI NFV, the Lean NFV Key-Value Store (KVS) concept, how Lean NFV will accelerate the adoption of ETSI NFV and 5G, and more.
In this 5G Fireside chat series, Hema Kadia from TeckNexus discusses with Sriram (Co-founder and Head of Engineering) at Aarna Networks, Physical Network Functions (PNFs) support and relevance in 5G. In this context, we cover – what is PNF, what elements of PNFs can be automated, what are similarities with VNF onboarding, PNF life cycle management, PNF plug and play support, and PNF automation benefits & challenges.