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Accelerate your move to 5G

The world is changing. With the introduction of 5G we are enabling new services, new ecosystems and new revenue streams. The Ericsson 5G Core System is designed to bring new levels of flexibility and optimization, enabling business innovation at an unprecedented scale. The Ericsson 5G Core System will accelerate your move to 5G, enabling you to start introducing new business models and create new revenue streams already now.

To capture these opportunities, you need to be able to launch offerings rapidly to the market and quickly adapt to changing demands. Our core network is designed to support the operator business of today, as well as dedicated services for specific industries and use cases. By enabling agile innovation, we help you to quickly react to new challenges and quickly capture any business opportunity that arise.

The Ericsson 5G Core System is capable of 5G use cases based on network slices. Network slicing allows an operator to provide dedicated virtual networks with functionality specific to the service or customer over a common network. Already today, this enables some early 5G use cases for telecom operators to capture growth opportunities.

With the Ericsson 5G Core System we have built an architecture that is highly flexible, modular and scalable. It is managed and orchestrated end-to-end and is programmable on many levels. It is designed to execute state of the art network applications optimized both for cloud and distributed cloud environments.

Distributed cloud

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Distributed cloud facilitates short latency applications, such as real-time face recognition, by moving applications and workloads closer to the access. In addition, the 5G core system will allow full separation of control and user data, as well as unprecedented capacity and user data rates.

The Distributed Cloud offering for cloud application deployment across multiple sites - central, distributed, and edge. Managed, orchestrated, and perceived as one solution, improves latency, security, and resilience, and fulfils regulatory requirements for 5G-enabled use cases. The Distributed Cloud offering combines the best of telecom and cloud to enable networks as open cloud platforms for all workloads, including telecom, consumer, and enterprise applications.

The offering supports deployments of hardware options in a multi-vendor framework. With fast deployable telecom-grade open software for remote upgrade and operation, we bring Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) to the edge. To support efficient deployment of cloud native applications, we also expand the offering with support for containers in a distributed cloud infrastructure.

Network Slicing

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Network slicing is one of the key capabilities that will enable flexibility, as it allows multiple logical networks to be created on top of a common shared physical infrastructure. The greater elasticity brought about by network slicing will help to address the cost, efficiency, and flexibility requirements imposed by future.

Federated Network slicing, for 5G roaming, extends the concept of network slicing to a visited network. This technology will make it possible for an operator to provide a network service globally, ensuring enterprises do not need individual agreements with different operators for a global service experience.

Network slice management

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to automate the setup of service connections and to secure service quality, to save costs and to gain fast time to service.

5G policy and user data for network slices

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to ensure users get the right service quality and have data integrity.

The Unified Data Management and Policy Control portfolio introduces the necessary capabilities to allow for an efficient allocation of database capabilities to different applications in a 5G Core network and to secure the right policies for services and users. In a network slicing architecture, it provides also the mechanisms for selecting the right network slice to serve different devices and users according to different service level agreements to secure the right quality of experience.

5G transformation services

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to ensure the migration of the network and operation from legacy to 5G core, virtualized and based on an automated operational model.

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5G to support new use cases

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5G is likely to impact many industries and many new use cases. For example Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality are technologies that are still in their early stages and will enable use cases such as remote maintenance and repair.

These use cases would benefit from all the features that we have described as part of the Ericsson 5G Core System launch. Network slices and management would make the service offering and provisioning easy for end customers and fast to deploy. Federated slicing and policy would secure the same high quality globally. Distributed cloud would ensure low latency for precision and high capacity for video. Also local processing of data such as analytics for image recognition would of great value.

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