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Ericsson moves towards bare metal to boost 5G core performance

Ericsson has unveiled some of the new products and other news that it had intended to showcase at the cancelled Mobile World Congress next week. Among these is a cloud-native 5G core, an important step with the first deployments of 5G Standalone networks – which require a 5G core – expected this year. Many operators will wait for several years before implementing 5G Standalone, waiting for the fledgling core technology to stabilize in performance and price. And some early adopters will stop short of a full cloud-native implementation and opt for some of the simpler virtualized architectures that are available. But for most the end goal is a fully cloud-based platform, implemented in containers and microservices on common cloud infrastructure.…

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