5G done right. Unlock the promise of 5G and deliver new services with unprecedented user experience.
What is 5G? An end-to-end ecosystem and a change catalyst, 5G will enable exciting use cases across consumer and enterprise verticals. Interestingly, 5G builds upon the fiber and 4G infrastructure as well as IT concepts, from network cloud/virtualization to service-based architecture.
In terms of high-level challenges—complexity, customer (experience), cost—there are major differences between 5G and 4G:
In summary, 5G calls for a different approach to deployment and operation, from early feature lab testing to accurate field testing to effective service assurance and monetization.
EXFO provides innovative solutions for the diverse challenges related to the 5G foundational blocks: from 5G-specific (e.g., 5G launch) and 4G (e.g., optimization) to new concepts (e.g., cloud transition) and fiber (e.g., 5G readiness).
These expert solutions can be customized to meet the requirements of consumer/enterprise verticals and to support different 5G network stakeholders: lab, field, engineering, NOC/SOC, customer care, marketing, or management.
By building upon years of experience with network operators and service providers, EXFO can focus on the “right” data and insights to help its customers test, monitor, assure and monetize 5G.
Our solutions address key requirements for 5G:
The 5G massive scale, complex new features, and various options (e.g., NSA/SA, spectrum, new/open RAN architectures) mandate expert test and monitoring for flawless performance.
5G test and monitoring is about reliable service introduction and optimal customer-centric operation, based on understanding how users/devices experience and benefit from 5G.
To get 5G right the first time and to minimize 5G issues, powerful diagnostic and predictive capabilities (including AI) are needed for test and monitoring pre/post-deployment.
5G test and monitoring processes cannot be successful unless engineers/solutions use automation, from fit-for-purpose workflows to
network and service orchestration.
*Resources above are extracted from exfo.com.