SoftBank selects Ericsson to deliver cloud native dual-mode 5G Core

July 20, 2020 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
SoftBank selects Ericsson to deliver cloud native dual-mode 5G Core
Ericsson has been selected to deliver cloud native 5G Core for SoftBank’s 5G Standalone Network enabling the launch of standalone 5G services

The system, which includes Ericsson Cloud Packet Core, Ericsson Cloud Unified Data Management and Policy, as well as Ericsson NFVI, will play a key role in SoftBank's operational transformation.

Zero-touch operation, including continuous delivery and integration processes (CI/CD), is made possible through container-based microservice architecture and its automation capabilities.

Ericsson's dual-mode 5G Core provides SoftBank with capabilities that enable the development of new 5G use cases for mobile broadband users, as well as for enterprises and industry partners. Ericsson and SoftBank have been continuously collaborating in developing and deploying 5G technologies throughout the Japanese market including 5G RAN and 5G EPC. In May 2019, Ericsson was selected by SoftBank as its primary 5G radio access network (RAN) vendor.

5G Core is a fundamental piece of the 5G network to enhance end user experience, simplify operations, add service agility and improve network capabilities, thanks to its future-proof network architecture. 

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