Get access to enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications (uRLLC) and Massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC) for IoT
5G is currently being introduced on the market as 5G NSA, while carriers and operators are working on 5G SA. With this next evolution, operators will be able to offer new use cases that require either ultra-low latency, very high reliability and/or massive Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity.
5G NSA continues to use the Diameter protocol in the core network like 4G, while 5G SA introduces a new Service-Based Architecture (SBA) that adopts the HTTP/2 over TLS protocol for communication between different network functions.
The 5G network is expanding rapidly as it is an effective solution to the emerging business needs that the LTE network cannot support: speed upgrades, lower latency, higher capacity, and increased bandwidth.
5G Standalone (SA) is the next step that includes the introduction of a new 5G core network to connect the 5G New Radio (NR).
5G Non-Standalone uses the 4G Evolved Packet Core (EPC).
To be ready to launch 5G NSA, operators need:
The 5G Standalone (SA) enable operators to offer enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications (uRLLC) and Massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC).
5G SA will be key to the development of innovative services, improving voice and data roaming.
5G SA will cover new technologies like Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Network Slicing, HTTPS proxies, Regional P-Gateways and more.
To be ready to launch 5G SA operators need:
Roaming is straightforward and works perfectly on the existing infrastructure.
Your 5G NSA traffic will be managed by International Carriers Transport and Signaling services over the existing 4G/LTE network.
You can easily offer 5G NSA roaming, with a few simple actions, as defined by the GSMA decision:
5G SA roaming needs a new infrastructure with the following requirements:
To support you to launch 5G SA Roaming, International Carriers completes its portfolio with a 5G Signaling offer to transport http messages between MNOs, based on centralized equipment located within our network.
To offer 5G SA roaming to your end users you will need:
Offer 4G roaming to your end-users using our complete LTE solution, enriched with our Value Added Services
The Multiservice IP eXchange offer provides single access to voice, 3G/4G data, SS7 and LTE signaling, VoLTE S8HR roaming and 5G NSA roaming, enriched with our Value Added Services