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Five core network design considerations from 5G to 6G

April 16, 2024

The current emphasis on bringing cloud-native technology and operating principles into 5G—with the move to a Standalone 5G architecture and cloud-native 5G core the next major transition—will inform how 6G is designed, standardized and deployed. Beyond a number of 5G core enhancements that will go into 6G, the next generation of cellular will also include a number of new requirements.

During the recent Telco Cloud and Edge Forum, available on-demand here, Riccardo Guerzoni, director of the core network group at Docomo Euro-Labs, laid out the path from 5G to 6G with an emphasis on core network considerations. He focused on five design considerations that, broadly speaking, speak to infrastructure/platform and 3GPP architectural perspectives.

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