KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2019: Building, Connecting and Managing a Global Cloud Native 5G Network

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Enabling the next generation of telco use cases with cloud native technologies

5G is forcing telecommunication companies to reconsider how to effectively and efficiently deliver their services. Many are looking towards cloud native architectures first pioneered in enterprise and data center use cases. The resilient, flexible, scalable, and automated paradigms that define cloud native are the perfect enablers for the next generation of telecommunication use cases.

To demonstrate that building an end-to-end cloud native 5G network was not only possible but also has many advantages, LF Networking (LFN), which represents over 70% of the world’s mobile subscribers, lead a collaborative cutting-edge Proof-of-Concept with over 100 contributors. The participants wanted to illustrate how to build, connect, and manage a global 5G network – including on-prem, cloud, and edge operations – on open architecture running network services using Kubernetes. This cloud native 5G network was keynoted at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America.

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