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Bringing 5G control plane functions to the cloud

July 5, 2018

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InterDigital and Orange demoed a service-based architectural approach to the 5G control plane

5G, as it continues to develop and be built out, is envisioned as a flexible connectivity medium that trades off proprietary equipment for a cloud-native architecture supported by low-cost, white box server hardware.

A service-based architectural approach will break down a 5G service chain into individual components capable of communicating with one another through implementation-independent interfaces; microservice can be distributed within a 5G network to make it easier for operators to spin-up new services quickly, much in the way webscale players like Amazon or Baidu.

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