Unlike 4G, which mainly focussed on the Telco space, 5G has a broader focus across numerous industry vertical use cases. The below figure shows the primary capabilities of 5G and the use cases around reliability, capacity, latency, and connectivity.
Figure 1: Benefits of 5G Core Orchestration (courtesy Amantya Technologies)
Another change with 5G is that we are moving to a completely software-driven infrastructure. This means that there is now a need for more nuanced control of the network infrastructure centered around automation. This is where intent-based orchestration of 5G Core with closed-loop automation comes into play.
Amantya and Aarna Joint Solution:
In our technical meetup last week, Amantya Technologies and Aarna Networks presented a joint 5G Core solution. The solution has two key components:
Amantya’s Cloud-Native 5G Core
The Aarna Networks Multi-Cluster Orchestration Platform (AMCOP)
In this demo, AMCOP is installed on one Kubernetes cloud and the Kubernetes cloud for the Amantya 5GC is a separate one in a private cloud. AMCOP provides an easy-to-use intuitive end-to-end 5G service creation and management environment that abstracts the inherent complexity of the underlying network behind a layer of intuitive GUI-based workflows and automation interfaces.
Figure 2: Aarna's and Amantya's Joint 5G Core Orchestration Solution
Amantya’s solution is an integrated 5G and 4G core. Its implementation is completely cloud-native which makes the deployment of this core on public and private clouds very simple.
Key Features of Amantya’s 5G Integrated Core:
Multi-tech Integrated Core
Standard Deployment Models – ENDC + SA
Release 15 Complaint
Cloud-Native – COTS HW
High-Performance User Plane
Full Slicing Support
IPv4 / IPv6 support
A high-level block diagram of Amantya's Integrated 5G Core is given below:
Figure 3: A high-level block diagram of AMANTYA's Integrated 5G Core
Key Features of AMCOP 2.0:
1) Integrates OpenNESS-EMCO and ONAP-CDS with a unified run-time GUI
2) Early access Aarna Analytics Platform (AAP) functionality
3) Support for GKE, AKS, EKS, OpenShift, Anuket, and open-source K8s NFVI
4) AMCOP is now available on the Azure marketplace for easy deployment onto Azure
5) AMCOP also includes ONAP Guilin network slicing
A high-level block diagram of AMCOP 2.0 is shown below:
Figure 4: A high-level block diagram of AMCOP 2.0