The evolution of the open mobile core network

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Panel Discussion

Specifications for 5G standalone (SA) call for a new architecture for the mobile core, one that embodies cloud-native principles to increase flexibility and agility in the network. In what ways is this new open network different from the legacy core, what are the benefits to operators and the drivers for its deployment, and what are the practical considerations for telcos looking to upgrade their core network? How are the vendor and developer ecosystems contributing, and how can telcos future-proof the core to avoid the need for further infrastructure changes?

Recorded November 2023


Ajay Thakur

Technical Steering Team Lead, SD-Core Project, Open Networking Foundation

Amith Maharaj

Group CTO, Network Design and Planning, MTN

José Antonio Martín Martínez

Core Network & Platforms Technology, Telefonica Global CTIO