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Virgin Media O2 uses Ericsson cloud core for 5G SA

July 26, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Virgin Media O2 has become the third major UK mobile operator to use Ericsson’s cloud core technology to power is Standalone 5G (5G SA) network.

Most commercial 5G deployments to date have relied on Non-standalone 5G (5G NSA), which uses new radio technologies but still relies on the underlying 4G core.

5G SA uses a new virtual, cloud-based core that allows data to be processed closer to the point of collection and enables features like network slicing. This allows for guaranteed speeds, enhanced reliability, and ultra-low latency.

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