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Heavy Reading Research Paper


Multi-vendor 5G core networks: A case for the disaggregated control-plane

For mobile operators seeking to offer advanced 5G services, a 5G standalone (SA) operation using a new core network is foundational. In fact, within the next two to three years, operators across all global regions will design, deploy, and scale 5G core networks on software-defined infrastructure.

Decisions currently being made about how best to deploy the 5G core will have far-reaching and long-term implications for how these networks perform, and for what operators will be able to offer. This research by Heavy Reading provides insights into why operators should consider a multi-vendor 5G core deployment. Specifically, the benefits of sourcing closely related groups of control-plane functions from independent vendors.