Interoperability, openness and partnerships are needed to drive the maturity of multi-vendor 5G core

17 October 2023 | Research

James Kirby

Article | PDF (2 pages) | Next-Generation Wireless Networks

"Multi-vendor core networks can bring a range of benefits to operators, and they can also bring strategic advantages to challenger core vendors."


The transition to 5G standalone (SA) and a service-based architecture (SBA) opens up the opportunity for operators to adopt a multi-vendor core network. Multi-vendor core could provide a competitive advantage for both operators and some vendors, however take-up so far has been slow and more can be done to drive its adoption.


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