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.
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.
In our technical meetup last week, Amantya Technologies and Aarna Networks presented a joint 5G Core solution. The solution has two key components:
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.
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:
A high-level block diagram of Amantya's Integrated 5G Core is given below:
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: