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TM Forum’s latest open framework aims to ease migration to cloud-native 5G

At its annual conference in Nice, France last week, TM Forum launched its latest open framework, this one specifically targeted at migrating networks towards modular cloud-native environments, with a special focus on the 5G core. The Open Digital Framework is based on the Forum’s Open Digital Architecture, and also includes open APIs (application programming interfaces) plus data and AI (artificial intelligence) standards, with reference implementations and other reference materials. The organization describes the framework as an “interactive, continuously evolving collection of tools, knowledge, and standards” to help operators migrate their legacy systems to “modular, cloud-native IT components”. One of the biggest such migrations facing many mobile operators is the implementation of a 5G core. Although all MNOs are initially deploying…

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