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24th January 2020 at 15:01 #71224Wallis DudhnathGuest
CSPs will adopt and use the learnings from Rakuten for their 5G “style” Networks.
Cloud Native platform is key for 5G.
VBR/ Wallis Dudhnath24th January 2020 at 15:18 #71226Tom HowardGuest
Thanks. That’s an interesting article. It reminds me of Three’s entry in the UK market, where they were not bound my older 2G radio equipment.
And cloud computing? Are they talking about billing or switching and IN functionality?29th January 2020 at 14:48 #71236Wallis DudhnathGuest
For 5G, the Native Telco Cloud is a mandatory requirement. Innovative green fielders can use a complete Cloud OSS/BSS stack. Existing incumbents / CSPs will still use their existing legacy OSS/BSS stack. Porting OSS/BSS to a Cloud environment will be a part of an agreed business Transformation Programme.
VBR/ Wallis Dudhnath9th February 2020 at 18:56 #71279Wallis DudhnathGuest
Should have added a point regarding IN – Intelligent Network – that is used for Realtime Prepaid Charging.
Thanks to the open source community, cloud native environment, etc.. we now have an open source Online Charging System (3GPP OCS).
Good example is SigScale. This can be used and integrated with the 5G Core. Cloud Data Centers (AWS/ GCP / AZURE / etc..) and Containers / Virtual Machines and MANO (ETSI) / ONAP are key enablers.
Use cases include 3GPP PS data, CS voice, SMS and IMS voice (VoLTE) as well as wireline DSL and WiFi. Supports 3GPP DIAMETER Ro (e.g. S-GW, SGSN, MSC, SMSC, IMS-AS, BRAS) and RADIUS (e.g. WiFi Access Point).
VBR/ Wallis Dudhnath