The importance of being cloud native

From the radio access network to the core, 5G introduces fundamentally different network architectures compared to 4G and other previous mobile generations. The 5G Service Based Architecture allows for concepts like network slicing and distributed networks whereby processing and intelligence can be deployed at the edge of the network. This is significant because the architecture will allow operators to introduce entirely new categories of services that were not previously possible, such as applications that need extremely low latency and high bandwidth.

In this short two minute video, Metaswitch Chief Scientist Dave Reekie explains why network functions built using cloud native software design methodologies are critical for 5G Core network infrastructures. 


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