5G Core Network Solutions
5G Core (5GC) Network Solutions
Which network functions do 5G core solutions include?
What are the benefits of 5G service-based architecture?
5G upgrades the core network to service-based architecture (SBA). In contrast to traditional legacy network architectures, SBA relies on cloud or virtual network functions (VNFs), enabling virtualization and network slicing. A significant benefit is that it decouples NFs and improves system modularity; NFs are virtualized and communicate with each other using a common communication protocol. SBA simplifies operations using APIs, enables seamless integration of third-party applications with the core network, facilitates enhanced security, and more.
3GPP Cloud-Native 5GC Solutions
5G Core Network
Subscriber Data Management (SDM)
Converged Policy Control
Web-Based Management Portals
- UDR agent portal: for service configurations, storing and managing subscriptions, policy data, and SIM identities.
- EMS portal: to configure and provision various network function profiles and services.
- Enterprise self-service portal: allows enterprises to efficiently manage their devices and connectivity for private 5G use cases.
Cloud-Based Microservice Architecture
5G-Ready Digital BSS
Partnerships: manage next-generation partnerships, agreements, and complex business models.
End-to-end 5G monetization: launch new services and use cases such as slicing, AR, VR, gaming, cellular-V2X, and more.
Policies: support billing and charging for complex business models; dynamically reshape and redeploy networks.
5G charging: support convergent online charging, real-time rating, and balance management. Ability to scale to hundreds of millions of devices.
Omnichannel engagement: engage with customers through various channels, including web, mobile, chatbot, social media.
IoT/M2M: manage millions of devices and multiple partners involved in the ecosystem to provide a full-stack solution to enterprise customers.
Architecture and protocols: all modules are microservice-based, virtualized (NFV), programmable, RESTful, and fully support DevOps work cycles and continuous real-time operations.
4G mobile operators with 5G core networks can deploy 5G radio protocols while leveraging the existing 4G infrastructure. Alepo’s 4G core functions allow operators to support mixed radio connectivity, enabling them to gradually roll out coverage and services to their customers.
4G + 1
Alepo also extends support to operators not yet ready to move to 5G. We bridge the gap by creating a modern omnichannel experience for subscribers, incorporating WiFi offload into the operator’s network and supporting unique enterprise IoT offerings on their existing network.
Deploy in the Public Cloud
Real-world applications are already promising, particularly in the era of streaming content. At the Olympic Games, a 5G core in the public cloud was proven successful to help distribute visual content swiftly and securely. Venues were outfitted with 5G base stations and photographers could upload high volumes of photos, videos, and other data to media agencies in the main press center, improving their coverage and overall viewing experience. As more use cases are tested and deployed, the scope for operators continues to grow.
Deploying 5GC in the public cloud provides a host of business benefits:
- Save the CAPEX that physical infrastructure would require
- Reduce OPEX by eliminating data center and IT maintenance
- Easily scale for dynamic demand during seasonal or one-time events
- Ensure swift time-to-market, streamline operations, and gain built-in services through partnerships with large-scale cloud providers like AWS, Azure, Google
- Cater to enterprise or private 5G customers for applications like Industry 4.0, large-scale events like sports, conferences, exhibitions, and more
Key 5G Core Network Functions
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