Where Mobile Meets Cloud - Journey to 5G with vRAN / NFV
- Reinink K.
- Segel J.
- Urie A.
This chart set describes the role of virtualization and NFV in effecting the transition from VRAN 4G LTE to 5G; 5G will bring a broad range of new services at various capability, price, cost and performance points with a focus on end-to-end services and flexible personalization. New technologies such as virtualization, life-cycle management automation and orchestration, already being implemented in VRAN, will lay the foundation for the transition to 5G end-to-end services; the proposed service management architecture to deliver such services is presented.