[eBook] Open 5G eBook

5G networks are more complex to deploy and operate than their 4G LTE predecessors due to a number of factors. On top of the more complex radio and core architectures, 5G networks are also being deployed in virtualized environments. And there is an increasing focus on open interfaces between the key components in the 5G architecture, allowing mobile operators to combine components from multiple vendors into a single deployment.

This eBook explores the concepts and technologies driving the transition in mobile networks from closed to open and from intertwined hardware/software products to virtual services that run on commercial off the shelf computing equipment.