The 5G core network provides a revolutionary design to build a communication system for human and machine interactions and to natively meet the requirements of diverse services and applications broadly categorized into enhanced mobile broadband to deliver gigabytes of bandwidth on demand, massive machine-type communication to connect billions of devices, and critical services that enables ultra reliable and low latency communication.
Reduced CAPEX and OPEX
The new 5G packet core has evolved to realize separation of control plane and user plane and modularization of network functions for efficient management and scalable architecture. The new 5G packet core provides extensibility to support diverse services, which enables operators to reduce the time to market and the cost.
Service Based Architecture
Service based architecture is a programable and scalable model for interaction among network functions of the 5G system. The service based architecture represents a system design paradigm that is based on a common bus architecture and application programming interface based interaction.
Mobile Edge Computing
Mobile edge computing enables operators to host services close to the access point of devices, so as to achieve reduced service delivery latency.
Mobile edge computing can be realized by features such as uplink classifier, IPv6 multihoming, and local area data network.
Network Slicing for Service Dedicated Resources
Network slicing offers dedicated network resources for services by implementing multiple logical networks on the shared physical network infrastructure.
Network slicing achieves efficient network resource utilization to support requirements of diverse services.
Interworking with Legacy Network
Interworking between LTE and 5G plays an important role in deployment of 5G systems, which rely on the underlying LTE system to serve devices out of the 5G coverage. Interworking provides service continuity for the 5G system to enhance user experience.