24 Sep RESEARCH PAPER: National Instruments Committed To End-To-End 5G Interoperability

Despite the fact that both 4G and 5G network topologies are IP-based and backend compatible, the transition to next-generation wireless wide area networking (WWAN) brings with it a host of operator, carrier, telecom equipment, chipset, and OEM device manufacturer challenges. Among them, network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) deployment to support:

  • Network slicing and new service monetization opportunities
  • Core to edge computing aimed at improving quality of service (QoS)
  • On-going operational support for the adoption of open source platforms aimed atimproving agility as well as lowering operating expense (OpEx)
  • A growing demand for white box infrastructure that can support multipleworkloads aimed at lowering capital expense (CapEx).

You can download the paper here:

Table Of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • Why Is Interoperability Important?
  • Consider National Instruments For 5G Interoperability
  • Call To Action

Companies Cited:

  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Linux Foundation
  • National Instruments
  • Samsung
  • Spirent Communications
  • T-Mobile