Prepare for the 5G Future
Supporting VoLTE and VoNR, on a common IMS core
The leader in voice, video, and messaging, Mavenir enables the 5G transformation to build on existing 4G networks, using a microservice-based architecture, purpose-built for fully automated cloud environments. Deploying CI/CD, containerized environments increases productivity and leverages current network investments with a 5G-ready, Cloud-Native IMS core platform.
Now is the time for CSPs to leverage cloud technology and prepare for the 5G future. Mavenir’s Cloud-Native IMS helps evolve today’s mobile voice services, building on existing 4G networks to support new 5G devices.
As CSPs prepare to launch communications services compatible with any 5G device, Cloud-Native IMS provides continuity in voice services that may be overlooked in the rush to move to 5G. Mavenir eases the transition with support for both VoLTE and Voice over New Radio (VoNR) or 5G Voice, using a common IMS core. Mavenir’s 5G IMS technology, which supports VoNR, enables a single IMS investment to support multiple generations of voice services, guarantees service parity, and facilitates voice continuity between 4G and 5G.
Now CSPs can evolve the IMS infrastructure to operate in any cloud environment, public or private. Mavenir’s Cloud-Native IMS can be deployed as containers on Kubernetes and in public clouds where any device or service, and all applications can run on an automated network, utilizing open architecture, containers, and artificial intelligence.
Offer new and innovative services that allow CSPs to compete with OTTs and create differentiation from the competition. Mavenir’s revolutionary, unique IMS technology offers capabilities above and beyond standards without losing the ability to interoperate. A microservices architecture, built for the cloud, allows CSPs to utilize the same IMS core for VoLTE and 5G voice while they deploy new services more efficiently. When combined with Mavenir’s Messaging Solutions, Cloud-Native IMS enables even more innovation in the 5G era.
This statement is echoed in a recent report from Light Counting which reviews the slow pace of CSPs who are rolling out 5G. They conclude with a simple statement, “They simply need to deploy IMS.” Many CSPs have yet to move to a 4G IMS core and have deployed early 4G IMS networks, predominantly for fixed-voice networks on older purpose-built hardware. Ultimately, all CSPs need a fully cloud-native IMS platform and 5G mobile networks to remain viable and competitive in the long term. Migration is not an easy process and requires detailed plans to deal with legacy equipment, operating systems, and ultimately customer migrations.
There is significant long-term value in upgrading technology that will give CSPs more control and reduced operating costs.
More important than the plans for technology upgrades are the plans for operational modernization. The most significant gains come from a monumental transformation in the operating process. Mavenir’s experience can help CSPs achieve the 5G promise on any cloud. Combining proven technology with a review of the organization, culture, and operations will bring the greatest benefits.
Mavenir’s Cloud-Native IMS functions on any cloud – with no legacy hardware platforms or migration from a fixed IMS. This mobile-first architecture has been deployed globally in a variety of large multivendor environments offering distinct advantages:
These capabilities can change the economic equation for CSPs and make the promise of 5G networks on any cloud a reality. While others claim to offer a cloud-native IMS solution that is scalable, agile, with robust load management and resiliency — the proof is in the architecture and actual deployments. Mavenir leads in providing cloud-native, containerized IMS globally for the mobile core.
Supporting VoLTE and VoNR, on a common IMS core
Facilitate voice continunity between 4G and 5G
Operating in any cloud – public or private
Deployed as stateless microservices in containers
The 4G era offered the ability to innovate using more than just a keypad. These changes helped mobile operators compete against the over-the-top, web-based service providers and establish an environment to launch new user experiences for any generation of the mobile device.
The operational paradigms of 4G are rapidly shifting as 5G SA with Voice over New Radio (VoNR) services inspire new, more advanced features. Continuing the evolution, 5G brings the opportunity to make a mobile phone more than just a phone.
In addition to vastly improved voice and audio quality, new use cases such as wayfinding, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and other connected, innovative devices are possible. FASTER!
Mavenir supports this evolution with many options for each customer’s unique needs.
New use cases such as IoT devices, factories, robotics, smart cities, sports venues, and even autonomous driving open new innovative opportunities for CSPs. Mavenir provides a single IMS core and a single set of services throughout the evolution across either 4G or 5G, with seamless mobility.
Mavenir’s Cloud-Native IMS is the foundation for an ever-changing yet robust and secure IP communications service. The IMS has the intelligence to deliver subscriber services no matter where they are located or which access technology is available to them, such as 4G LTE, 5G NR, or Wi-Fi as they move from place to place.
VoNR, Voice over LTE (VoLTE), and Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) services can all be deployed using the same IMS network.
Mavenir’s cloud-native IMS core network infrastructure delivers next-generation communication services allowing users to collaborate using voice, video, and messaging solutions. No matter where the subscriber is located or if they are connected to the cellular network directly or through Wi-Fi, Mavenir’s solution delivers a consistent user experience.
More than being 10X faster than 3G, VoLTE or VoWi-Fi empowers CSPs to provide rich voice, video, and messaging services as a core offering. The web-scale architecture significantly improves network economics with scalability, efficiency, and automation. This VoLTE and VoWi-Fi solution provides significant cost savings and a clear path to 5G while enhancing the user experience and generating incremental revenue.