5G is “not just another G” or a mere evolution of what has gone before. It is a revolution in technology that is cloud-based by definition. It is an enabler of an expansive range of new services and yet provides greater options in terms of ease of service setup, evolution and granularity of control that were unimagined in previous generations.
While it needs to acknowledge what has gone before it is a significant shift that Openet has been anticipating for some time. We cannot wait for the better enablement of incredible services that 5G will facilitate!
True flexibility and controllability combined with web-style interfaces and API’s will ensure the rapid enablement of new services. A plethora of new use cases will be opened up including Fixed Wireless Access, Massive IoT and Critical IoT driven by slicing ultra-low latency capability and devices that can connect to multiple slices.
Depending on the use cases and range of devices enabled, processing power can move back to a more reliable network. Distributed, cloud technology enables a more optimal deployment across both centralised and edge-based data centers depending on requirements. A more adaptive network will facilitate a wider range of use cases. Dynamic automation and orchestration provide cost-effective and simplified control of network slices as well as scaling up and down in combination with lifecycle
5G is a different beast because of the way the components interact.
This is going to allow new and evolved business models. The need with 5G isn’t just to manage data efficiently but to expose that data in new ways that allow ecosystems of collaborative players, whether made up of applications within a telecom environment, or applications that are outside of that environment, or some combination of both those environments.
5G necessitates capabilities that Openet has embraced for some time:
Openet has adopted continuous integration and continuous development, DevOps and essential collaboration between development, security and operations in order to enable the rapid deployment of services. Openet has embraced automation of functions that are required in order to drive elastic scaling as well as new business functions. Ultimately, collaboration is absolutely critical, as is embracing a new environment that encompasses both open source and a variety of vendors in order to derive a true
Core Network Advances
But functions are not enough: 5G traffic will be growing explosively by 2020. We know that functional deployment will not be enough and that just as important will be the enablement of more advanced approaches described here, specially Micro Services and DevOps. These will be better enabled by 5G but Openet is aiming to be the best in the business. These enablers and capabilities are in our DNA already as a software company. 5G is designed for flexibility and is a “perfect beast” for Openet.
SAMPLE OPENET USE CASE: Autonomous Vehicles
5G means a reinvention of the telecom network.
Benefits will be realized as business models are changed and new systems are developed to interwork in ways that incorporate these changes.
Openet is uniquely positioned due to its early embrace of flexible deployment methods, its vendor-agnostic approach that is now integral to 5G and its application of new-generation business models that are reflective of new service differentiators...We Can't Wait!
White Paper - Not Just About The G
5G promises to be different. More than just faster speeds, 5G has the potential to open up many new use cases that will drive new revenue streams for service providers. Being able to manage and monetise these use cases is key.
Webinar - 5G and Cloud Native
Listen back to this webinar to find out:
- Why 5G will drive changes in telecoms software with the introduction of a continuous evolution model
- Why 5G needs real-time coordination of policy, charging and analytics
- What are sample 5G use cases and how do their network needs differ