5G CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY

TRANSFORMING HYPERGROWTH INTO A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Mavenir, a leading innovator in 5G core (5GC) technology is currently enabling many of the world’s largest telco operators to make the quantum leap to the solution destined to revolutionize mobile services delivery: a cloud-native, service-based 5G core platform. Mavenir offers operators numerous options for delivering rapid value with a flexible core evolutionary path offering minimal risk, unlimited scale and greatly improved speed, security, and reliability:

  • Launch 5GC alongside existing EPC for discreet uses like stadiums
  • 5GC-ready capacity offloading of incremental 4G LTE communications
  • Converged 5GC alongside existing EPC
  • Single converged LTE and 5GC supporting WiFi non-3GPP Access

MAVENIR’S CLOUD NATIVE 5G CORE SOLUTION

Mavenir’s 5G core network architecture transforms digitization efforts for CSPs through feature-rich and highly scalable, intelligent and automated cloud infrastructure implementation. This approach eliminates expensive proprietary hardware, long upgrade cycles, customization, overprovisioning, and years-in-advance budgeting that characterize typical digitization initiatives.

As a result, CSPs can experience the benefits of a scalable system that can grow as their deployments and use cases expand.

BENEFITS

  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership
  • Highly reduced risk for upgrades and new use cases
  • Greater agility deploying differentiated applications
  • Network as a Service: Vertical slicing to support all servioe, device and performance requirements
  • Vertical and Horizontal slices for OTT video partners for MBB delivery and customizations
  • Machine learning; Security as a Solution automation for rapid response to threats

THE POWER OF A 5G CORE

Cloud native 5G core technology is a dramatic shift from the legacy networking paradigm. Instead of serving only a handful of applications and device types, Mavenir’s 5GC networks supports practically everything from every consumer, enterprise and industrial applications, including:

  • Ultra-low latency and high reliability for industrial automation
  • High density for mobile IoT
  • Ultra-high throughput for consumer applications such as real-time gaming
  • User Plane Function leveraging SW optimization and HW offloading techniques to realize the transformative vision of low-latency and high-throughput 5G networks
  • Scaling from millions to billions of sessions, with data handling that seamlessly scales up from gigabytes to petabytes

Mavenir’s cloud native 5GC is built upon the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) defined Service Based Architecture (SBA), supporting a programmable data path that handles massive throughput with a reduced hardware footprint. Built on commercial off-the-shelf hardware and open source software platforms, Mavenir’s solution provides exceptional agility and cost efficiency. This enhanced DevOps-enabled software management model has already been proven in the highest-volume service delivery businesses such as Netflix. Mavenir has been deploying telecom networks for years and has adopted the advanced strategy of WebScale innovation using containers and Kubernetes that will ultimately revolutionize the 5G marketplace.

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TURBO CHARGING 5G CORE & EDGE – INTEL® CHIP CHAT

There is strong industry momentum towards containerization of network workloads. The telecom industry is learning how to deploy microservices on cloud-native infrastructure. Mavenir is working with Intel to...

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Mavenir's Rajarajan Sivaraj shares a perspective on the intersection of AI/ML and 5G. 

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As 5G becomes a reality, it’s critically important for operators to adopt a fully cloud-native operational model now.

DevOps LEADS THE WAY

DevOps innovations allow organizations to harness the power and speed of collaborative, concurrent software enhancements and releases. Forward-thinking operators are prioritizing DevOps collaboration to realize the implementation of agile business strategies to transform their software development and delivery models. Failure to embrace this model will result in:

  • Stagnation in the face of WebScale velocity from the competition
  • Increased costs due to continued investment in outdated infrastructure
  • Lost revenue due to significantly restricted delivery of service updates

The key is harnessing the power and speed of collaborative, concurrent enhancements for a significant competitive advantage.

CLOUD NATIVE DevOps BENEFITS

  • Continous Software Delivery
  • Reduced Management Complexity
  • Faster Problem Resolution
  • More Stable Operating Environments
  • Improved Communication and Collaboration
  • Faster Delivery of Features
  • Rapid Innovation
  • Happier, More Productive Teams

MAVENIR’S APPROACH TO A CLOUD NATIVE 5G CORE TRANSITION

Mavenir’s architecture makes multiple evolution options possible, providing a flexible solution regardless of where operators are in their transition process. Mavenir’s approach helps operators begin the transition to a disaggregated and modular, containerized microservice software-based network running on general purpose processing platforms; providing the opportunity to train employees, adjust operational processes and test drive DevOps based software deployment – all while reducing cost and risk.

NETWORK ARCHITECTURE EVOLUTION

Mavenir is a visionary in 5GC cloud native implementations. Others advocate multi-year upgrades via incremental upgrades to Evolved Packet Core (EPC), while Mavenir is ready to deploy its cloud-native 5GC solution today.

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ARCHITECTING & INTERCONNECTING 5GC NETWORK FUNCTIONS

Utilizing cloud-native microservices Mavenir implements interoperable solutions that 3GPP definitions don’t address, including working with legacy protocols. Mavenir has conceived, tested and proven that this solution can provide this critical interoperability today. During a recent 5GC solution demonstration, a Tier-1 US operator was highly impressed with the innovation thought leadership of architecting Network Functions that deliver flexibility over and above the current definitions.

Mobile Edge Computing creates a new ecosystem and value chain, enabling CSPs to securely open their Radio Access Network edge to authorized third parties while allowing them the flexibility to deploy innovative applications and services. This widens the addressable market for CSPs beyond the traditional consumer-centric business model to varied vertical markets such as automotive, health, energy, education, manufacturing, and many others.

NETWORK AUTOMATION VIA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

The 3GPP standards that Mavenir’s cloud-native 5G core services are based upon delivering benefits and innovation that were unimaginable with prior mobile network platforms. One of the most efficient and effective innovations are new machine learning functions that allow operators to monitor status, performance, and security of network slicing and third-party applications including:

  • The Network Data Analytics Function (NWDAF)
  • Network Slice Selection Function (NSSF)
  • Policy Control Function
  • Continual optimization of Quality of Service of mobile devices on the network

Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) automation provide ongoing monitoring of the network at a highly granular level; resulting in agile end-to-end automation for designing, deploying and optimizing the network slices for rapid service delivery and optimization.

Automated AI / ML Monitoring & Alerts

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Mavenir’s 5GC solution seamlessly delivers ultra-high-speed connectivity for services like mobile gaming over a slice, and low latency service for industrial automation on another slice of the network; both co-existing on the same underlying hardware. Mavenir has commercially deployed an ML Security as a Solution (SECaaS) that supports signaling plane security, DDoS detection, and IoT service anomaly detection as part of the NWDAF offering.

BENEFITS OF NETWORK ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

  • Automated Operations Ensure the Greatest Network Efficiency
  • Reduces Human Error
  • Response to Custom Patterns per Network
  • Adapts to  the Evolution of Networks
  • Identifies Irrelevant Features
  • Eliminates Redundant Features

BLAZING THE TRAIL

Mavenir has successfully shown abilities to provide the most important 5GC functions such as AMF, SMF, UPF, NSSF, AUSF, and NRF to Tier-1 operators in the US and Europe. One of these operators ranked Mavenir #1 in a recent RFP response for the rapid deployment of a solution that’s ready for the future today. In every 5GC category, Mavenir has validated the innovations based on the microservices enhancements implemented.

LOOKING AHEAD

Mavenir is pushing the envelope of innovation by architecting and implementing a 5GC solution for the rapidly transforming telecom market. The overall concept might be rather new to the telecom world, but operators have witnessed the verifiable benefits Mavenir’s solution provides. This true collaboration between Mavenir and the operator community to build 5GC provides the foundation for 5G business models and future use cases.

MAVENIR DRIVES THE 5G MOBILE CORE PLATFORM REVOLUTION 

  • Mavenir is a visionary in 5GC cloud native implementations
  • Others advocate multi-year upgrades to EPC, Mavenir is already deploying 5GC
  • Operators must immediately adopt DecOps to harness cloud native agility
  • Gain a competitive advantage by training on the 5GC SBA architecture now
  • Industry awards and Tier 1 recognitions for innovation and execution
  • AI/Machine Learning automation supports cutting-edge NDAF protection

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