Best Practices to Deliver on Its Promise —
It’s widely anticipated that the scale of 5G will eclipse all previous mobile technologies. Yet as the technology develops, the complexity of the 5G life cycle grows exponentially. The myriad 5G use cases all running on the same network — from enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) to ultra-reliable low latency and the Internet of Things (IoT) — demand every nodal component of the 5G network to evolve.
In virtually all cases, communication service providers (CSPs) will be faced with planning, deploying, and managing ,their new 5G networks while also maintaining current 4G networks. As if the technology challenge of scaling 5G service deployment was not daunting enough, CSPs also have to prioritize key performance indicators (KPIs), CapEx, and OpEx.
Accomplishing these lofty goals requires a solid plan for validation, verification, and visibility into the 5G network to assure the performance of new services and command the 5G network.
Originally published on isemag.com July 1, 2020