5G Core and Webscale Technology to Drive the Telco Digital Transformation
Affirmed UnityCloud™ 5G core (5GC) is a cloud-native solution built on an open, webscale architecture that enables mobile operators to build the most innovative 5GC network, and dramatically reduce the costs of operating the network up to 90% by simplifying and automating network functions. UnityCloud converges “Any G”, including 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G core networks, and wireline core, onto one unified platform, greatly simplifying the overall network architecture.
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UnityCloud 5G core solution consists of a standard PaaS layer that is fully integrated and automated, so MNOs can quickly respond to changing market needs providing them freedom from vendor lock-in based on legacy network solutions and an operations and policy manager (OPM) that automates, creates policies and launches dashboards. It allows extreme flexibility to run services wherever needed to meet the requirements of the customer and service.
Affirmed UnityCloud 5G Core Architecture
Deploy new services or enter new markets in days or weeks vs months with increased service agility. UnityCloud minimizes the costs and risks of deploying new services, enabling a ‘fail-fast’ approach, opening up new opportunities to serve smaller audiences or enterprises that are not profitable with legacy networks.
Fully Integrated and Automated PaaS
Affirmed UnityCloud 5G core includes a standards-based PaaS layer that leverages best of breed open-source technologies including container lifecycle management, database, metrics, logs and tracing for rapid delivery of new and innovative services.
Supports 5G NR
Provides major performance, cost and efficiency improvements over previous wireless technology.
Achieve zero touch end-to-end service automation and orchestration and auto-scaling of the network without human involvement. Easily create, update and delete software versions using Kubernetes’ dynamically orchestrated microservices. UnityCloud supports multi-vendor network function automation.
Simplify network management and reduce costs by converging all networks including 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G and wireline services into one, eliminating the need to maintain parallel legacy networks.
Complete network visibility with built-in monitoring, tracing, alerting, performance and management to know exactly how the network is performing.
Build once, deploy anywhere
Ensure services meet the needs of customers with the ability to Run/ deploy anywhere in the network from core to edge and in public, hybrid or private clouds. Critical or latency-sensitive services can be deployed close to the customer or even at the customer premise to deliver the performance and low-latency requirements.
Built on a cloud-native, microservices architecture, UnityCloud enables operators to improve network economics by providing an NFVI agnostic architecture that comes with industry’s best performance at the lowest TCO.
Achieve 6 nines availability even when adding new features or functionality with no service interruptions or downtime.
“Affirmed Networks enables us to deliver fast and reliable 5G to our residential and enterprise customers. This supports our vision for providing the best possible customer experience by leveraging the most innovative technology from best of breed vendors.”
Ville Virtanen, Director of Core Networks, DNA