5G

Guavus Introduces 5G Core Network Analytics to Assist Operators in Addressing 5G Complexity and Delivering New 5G Services

Guavus | June 14, 2021

Guavus announced a new 5G network data analytics product designed to enable mobile operators to overcome the challenges of operating complex, multi-vendor 5G networks at scale and deliver new revenue-generating 5G services.

Guavus 5G-IQ NWDAF is a vendor-agnostic, 3GPP-compliant NWDAF implementation that embodies an open approach to streaming analytics, machine learning. It AI generates the real-time operational intelligence needed to drive service orchestration and network automation in the 5G Core. The new product will interoperate with all 3GPP-standard components in a 5G System – independent of supplier – while supporting the wide range of analytics-driven use cases critical to the diverse functional and operational requirements of 5G Standalone networks.

5G’s virtualized, disaggregated, cloud-native infrastructure will foster the growth of a more diverse supplier ecosystem than 4G/LTE. This will place a premium on multi-vendor interoperability in the 5G RAN and Core, extending to the data analytics functions that drive network automation. Guavus 5G-IQ NWDAF takes an “Open NWDAF” approach, providing operators multi-vendor analytics interoperability from the 5G network edge to the network core to the cloud.

With the new 5G-IQ NWDAF product, Guavus is building on more than a decade of experience successfully deploying carrier-grade analytics solutions – at scale – for some of the world’s largest communications service providers.

Open NWDAF: From Edge to Core to Cloud

Guavus 5G-IQ NWDAF’s open NWDAF implementation provides operators the:

Flexibility to deploy the product in a cloud-native microservices environment or as a cloud-based containerized offering at the right points in the network.

Scalability for high-performance data collection, aggregation, and scoring at the 5G edge, as well as advanced AI/ML analytics in the 5G Core or the cloud.

Extensibility to plug in non-Guavus analytics algorithms and to ingest and process non-standard data types from sources outside the 5G Core.

In addition, the product features a highly efficient, compact streaming analytics engine that is up to 31 times faster than typical open-source software solutions and is capable of processing non-standard data types from distributed sources beyond the 5G Core, allowing operators to reduce latency, data volume, and cost.

About Guavus
For more than a decade, Guavus has been at the forefront of applying Big Data, streaming analytics, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) to developing solutions that have enabled operators of the world’s leading service provider networks to overcome critical operational and business challenges impacting customer experience, service revenue, and profitability.

Guavus is an expert in developing ML/AI-driven analytics solutions that are fundamental to enabling the transformation of operational and business processes for a new generation of digital service providers, empowering front-line teams in network operations, service operations, network engineering, field operations, and customer care, and key stakeholders in marketing, sales, and finance.

Guavus solutions have been successfully deployed by operators of some of the world’s largest fixed-line and mobile networks. In addition, the company is spearheading the development of analytics products for 5G network operators, mobile IoT applications, and cloud-based digital services.

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Huawei Retains Leadership in 5G RAN Portfolio

Huawei | January 31, 2022

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NETWORK SECURITY

EdgeQ Showcases and Samples 5G Small Cell and O-RAN PCIe Accelerator Card

EdgeQ | June 17, 2022

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NETWORK MANAGEMENT

Keysight, Telefonica Join Forces to Advance Transport Networks for Open RAN Deployments

Keysight, | February 25, 2022

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RED Technologies | February 18, 2022

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