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Nokia to put all cloud-native 5G functions on AWS on day of release

Nokia was very clear, at its Global Analyst Forum in Helsinki last week, that it would be essential for operators to go cloud-native in order to reap the full benefits of 5G. In particular, MNOs must start planning to deploy a fully cloud-native 5G core when they move to the Standalone version of 5G New Radio (current networks use Non-Standalone, which works with the 4G core). The company acknowledged that not all the building blocks or skills are in place for this migration, except for operators which take on a very highly customized inhouse implementation (as sometimes seen in Japan, Korea and China). But the platforms are starting to come together, and the vendor outlined the benefits on offer, in…

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