The promises of 5G go well beyond high data rate, spectral efficiency, ultra-low latency, or massive sensor networks.
The fundamental appeal of 5G lies in the fact that the entire infrastructure acts as a cohesive platform for innovative applications and is tuned to flex with demand - providing services tailored to their unique characteristics. While the infrastructure may encompass discrete components from multiple vendors and heterogeneous wireless networks, it is designed to be a fully programmable and an interoperable framework both in the core and radio resource management.
These fundamental building blocks are not retrofits but built from the ground up with new and evolved communication architectures such as:
- Software-defined Networking (SDN)
- Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
- Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC)
- Network Slicing
- Cloud-based Radio Access Networks (C-RAN).
This smart network infrastructure and an enhanced ability to support exponential scale for connectivity open the doors to innovative applications across a variety of markets such as connected cities, smart agriculture, smart manufacturing, connected healthcare, virtual reality, and autonomous vehicles.
Mavenir is committed to cloud-centric NFV infrastructure (NFVI) across its end-to-end 5G portfolio (C-RAN, EPC, IMS, Security, and other critical solutions), using open development techniques and programming tools to deliver the networks of the future.
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Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) - the upside down. In technology, what’s viewed as important today, will dramatically change tomorrow. As the industry transitions towards LTE and 5G, there is a critical and growing requirement for a new, more distributed network architecture.
This week, live from 5G World, the global 5G focused conference and expo, part of London Tech Week's headline show TechXLR8, John Baker, SVP Business Development, talked bandwidth, open interfaces, software defined techniques and getting 5G ready and working.
2016 was an amazing year for mobile, with Mobile World Congress 2016 acting as the Launchpad for more powerful phones than ever before. Alongside the unveiling of Samsung's Galaxy S7 and LG's G5 smart phone, we talked to smart robots, saw smart things and witnessed new technologies. This year, MWC 2017 looks set to trump 2016, with mobile launches such as Nokia’s comeback with the leaked re-launch of the Nokia 3310 and Samsung’s mystery device, but mobile technology is about a lot more than handsets, telcos and subscribers alike will place a huge emphasis on optimum user experience, personalization and security. So we’ve put together the hottest topics of conversation we expect at MWC, and everything you need to know about them…