Discovering the Private 5G vendor ecosystem
Deploying private 5G networks is like building a house with many components and pieces involved so you want to make sure that you choose the best solution that covers all your requirements.
The first component to choose is the type of radio that you are going to use and that will depend on the area that you need to cover , the number of users that will be connected, and the applications that you will run on top of the 5G network. Moreover, on the 5G architecture, the Radio Hardware and Software components are independent so you can choose the software that you want to use too.
The second component that will need to be selected is the 5G core that you are going to deploy. You can choose between on-premise or on-cloud deployments depending on how time-sensitive and critical are your applications. Basically, for Industry 4.0 and critical applications, on-premise clouds are the way-to-go due to the low-latency and enhanced security that you can apply.
As in the housing market, there are multiple options into the market, from the vendors that can provide you with all the components to specialized vendors that are focused on a component but they are good at it.
Build each network as you want it
Neutroon approach to deploying 5G it’s unique as we make 5G deployments as easy as Wi-Fi using multi-vendor technologies. Other vendors are already simplifying the 5G deployments but most of them are doing it from a vendor lock-in perspective so you can not choose the components that you need for each deployment.
Thanks to Neutroon O-RAN native approach you can choose the RAN vendor that you want to use for each deployment, so that means that you would be able to combine if you wish multiple RAN vendors in a single deployment so you have the entire flexibility to choose the Radio Head that’s best for each environment.
As the Neutroon platform is a pure software platform you will be able to run your core on-premises using COTS Hardware and if you wish you can even run your applications on the 5G edge. Using Neutroon you also have the flexibility to choose the Core Sw that you prefer for your network from Open-Source based cores to Commercial Cores providing you an extra layer of flexibility on your network and enabling your network for any future needs.
Why Multi-Access Radio Technology 5G/LTE/WIFI
5G indeed provides you with some great advantages like ultra-low latency, greater speeds, and more devices per square meter than other technologies but it’s also true that most of the CPEs already support other technologies like LTE or WiFi.
So why just use one access radio if we can use multiple? That’s exactly what we thought and we decided to go ahead and integrate WiFi and LTE into our solution too! Thanks to that we can deploy heterogeneous networks with multi-access technologies managed seamlessly from one single pane of glass. Imagine that you can select the areas that you will cover with WiFi and with areas you will be able to cover with 5G and both of the areas work together as a single network! Also, it will be critical for mission-critical applications that you will be able to deploy WiFi and 5G radios together eliminating any possible SPOF (single point of failure) in your access network as if it was a redundant link to your core switch.
Network Slicing is one of the main benefits of deploying 5G as it allows you to implement virtual networks adjusted to specific needs.
However, most of the Slicing technologies implemented are related to network prioritization so we decided to go one step further and implement a resource-allocation slicing that guarantees the service. When we use network prioritization we are not allocating resources to the virtual network so we can’t guarantee a specific level of service as it will depend on the network congestion. However, with our unique hyperscale slicing we are allocating the radio resources to a specific slice of the network so we can guarantee a service level to our applications and that’s key for mission critical applications.
Our technology is similar to what a hypervisor is doing when it is creating Virtual Machines but on the network level so we can specify which radios and compute resources will be used for each slide. Thanks to that we can map applications to slices and assure the application requirements as they will run as a separate instance with their resources inside the network.