The world’s first cloud-native 5G Standalone (SA) core on a vendor-neutral platform is using Emblasoft’s performance testing and active monitoring solution to prove its validity.
Emblasoft is excited to announce its participation in a world-first 5G ‘proof-of-concept’ project. Telenor and multiple partners have successfully implemented and trialled a truly multi-vendor, cloud-native 5G standalone core deployment, proving the real-world potential of the 5G services .
“We believe that such a multi-vendor environment will stimulate innovation, reduce cost of the infrastructure, increase competition and accelerate the development of an open 5G-ecosystem which in turn will enable a range of new services for Telenor’s consumers, industry and government customers,” said Patrick Waldemar, Vice President and Head of Technology in Telenor Research.
In recognition of this achievement, the breakthrough project has been shortlisted for the prestigious Global Mobile (GLOMO) Award, which is set to be presented live at Mobile World Congress 2021 on 30 June 2021.
The project realised and successfully proved a number of unique elements in a vendor-neutral, cloud-native 5G environment:
Emblasoft successfully provided testing and service assurance capabilities to the multi-vendor cloud native 5G environment:
Emblasoft’s solutions enabled 5G end-to-end function and performance testing, and automated active monitoring for the ready-to-commercialise cloud-native 5G Core. Additionally, there is functionality to enable full 5G SBA testing, as well as support for 5G Core DevOps and production environments. In short, it validates the concept of the ‘5G vision’.
“To be honest, I was not sure whether such a complex multi-vendor 5G standalone setup would be possible with commercial devices. However, it sure was! And I call this no less than one of the biggest achievements of 2021.”
Patrick Waldemar, Vice President for Telenor Research
"This successful trial with customers such as Norwegian Broadcaster (NRK) and Norwegian Defense has cleared a lot of fog around the possibility of a multi-vendor 5G-SA setup. Another unique aspect of this setup is onboarding the CNFs on a vendor-neutral Openshift platform which is in line with our own Technology strategy. The learnings from this trial will help us in the future roll out of 5G-SA in commercial networks in our business units.”
Terje Jensen, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Network Architecture at Telenor