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Verizon, Ericsson prepare for SA 5G core shift

Jul 18, 2019 - ICT Monitor Worldwide

Verizon commenced a trial of new mobile core technology alongside Ericsson, which the pair said will be critical to ease the transition to standalone (SA) 5G.

Akhil Gokul, head of core and cloud in the CTO office of Ericssons Verizon customer unit, told Mobile World Live a test deployment of cloud-native, container-based technology on Verizons network represents a natural evolution beyond earlier operator investments in virtualisation and SDN.

The shift is fundamental to address the ...