Samsung says that its focus has been on creating open interfaces within radio access networks, enabling new services to be more efficiently delivered to consumers and businesses.
It’s through an open approach that multi-vendor networks can be effectively leveraged, enabling greater flexibility in network management and the ability to speed delivery of new services and applications to customers – including mixed reality, industrial automation and IoT, said Samsung.
These efforts to drive multi-vendor RAN capabilities provide flexibility, efficiency and the ability to drive best-in-class solutions within the network. Continuing to advance open interfaces in the RAN is important as it will allow:
• Operators to use a variety of architectures and deployment scenarios to meet on-going data demands, which will only increase as 5G enables more businesses and consumers to unlock its lower latency and greater bandwidth.
• More efficient deployment and operations of the network via greater software-based networking functions that can be run on commoditized hardware (servers) in a cloud computing environment, whether at the edge or, in a data center.
• New opportunities to monetize network capabilities and increase the potential for profitability through new services and greater network agility.
Through this open interface approach to networks, operators can gain the kind of Web-scale anticipated to introduce 5G applications, said Samsung. And as multi-vendor RAN offers more opportunities to change the landscape of wireless networks, Samsung will look to collaborate with innovative service providers to drive more flexible and dynamic network services.