Mavenir’s Game-Changing Approach to 5G Monetization

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are focused on unlocking the full economic potential of their networks. The shift towards a 5G Standalone (SA) architecture, as defined by 3GPP, emerges as a pivotal strategy in this context. While this architecture offers substantial benefits such as cloud-native and service-based features, it’s important to note that these advantages are tailored for 5G networks and are not specifically defined for existing technologies like 2G, 3G, and 4G. This distinction can create a gap in achieving optimal network resource utilization, innovative revenue streams, and cost efficiencies in earlier generation networks. The exclusive design of 5G SA architecture is a potential missed opportunity for CSPs relying on mixed-generation networks.

Use cases like Fixed Wireless Access, Private Networks, and IoT, along with concepts like Control Plane and User Plane Separation, and Remote/Edge User Plane Function, predate 5G. The challenge with older generations stemmed from reliance on purpose-built hardware, vendor lock-ins, and proprietary APIs and OSS/BSS systems that necessitated redesigns for each new use case. Consequently, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) often faced the dilemma of rejecting innovative use cases or undertaking extensive network redesigns with incumbent vendors for new marketing initiatives. Essentially, the limitations were not inherent to the generation of technology (the “G”), but rather the architecture it was built upon.

Imagine the transformative impact if the advanced features of 5G Standalone (SA) architecture could be extended to legacy network generations such as 2G, 3G, and 4G. Communication Service Providers (CSPs) would have the opportunity to harness the full suite of 5G’s cloud-native and service-based architecture benefits across their entire network infrastructure, irrespective of the generation. This unified approach would enable seamless integration and management, drastically reducing operational complexities and costs associated with running multiple, generation-specific systems. CSPs could leverage enhanced network efficiency, scalability, and security across all networks, opening up new avenues for service innovation and revenue generation while simultaneously extending the life and profitability of their existing infrastructure. Such a scenario would not only equalize the playing field across network generations but also accelerate the journey towards a fully digital, interconnected future.

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Mavenir has extended the benefits of 5G SA architecture to earlier network generations. With Mavenir’s innovative approach, CSPs can now apply the efficiencies and advancements of 5G architecture to 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. This is made possible through Mavenir’s Converged Packet Core, Charging, and Policy solutions, which are built on 5G principles but are uniquely designed to support all network generations. This cross-generational compatibility allows CSPs to deploy any use case on a 5G SA-ready architecture, facilitating a systematic evolution towards 5G while reaping the benefits today. By integrating Mavenir’s solutions, CSPs can ensure that their networks are not only future-proof but also capable of maximizing efficiency and scalability across all service offerings, thereby achieving unparalleled ROI and customer satisfaction in a competitive market.

Mavenir’s Converged Packet Core, Charging, and Policy systems exemplify state-of-the-art cloud-native networking. These systems support a no-code interface for charging and enable unified policy controls across all network generations. This scalability and the optimum microservice footprint of Mavenir’s solutions facilitate a smooth and automated transition to 5G, while simultaneously catering to the existing infrastructure. As a result, CSPs can innovate with minimal risk of failure, quickly test, launch, and monetize services across all network generations. By adopting Mavenir’s solutions, CSPs are not just upgrading their technological base; they are also adopting a cost-effective model that minimizes capital expenditure and operational costs, thus enhancing their overall market agility and long-term profitability.

Mavenir’s innovative extension of 5G SA architecture to earlier network generations represents a significant leap forward for Communication Service Providers. With Mavenir, CSPs are not just adapting to change; they are leading it, paving the way for a future where digital connectivity is seamless, services are effortlessly monetized, and customer satisfaction is the norm. As the digital landscape evolves, Mavenir’s role in shaping the future of telecommunications with cutting-edge solutions ensures that CSPs remain at the forefront of innovation and profitability.

Packet Core (vEPC, 5G)
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