China Mobile showcased its decade of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) innovations at the recent MWC Shanghai, demonstrating how this swift, stealthy technology is redefining the telecommunications landscape. NFV, simplifying network operations by converting physical services into virtual ones, offers benefits like operational efficiency and cost reduction. However, the integration of NFV comes with its hurdles including disrupting long-established procedures and system stability. Nonetheless, the prospect of streamlining network operations and bolstering future technological advancements underscores the appeal of overcoming such obstacles.

Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, has announced a partnership with NEC Corporation to deliver 5G solutions built on Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform. With this partnership, NEC will be able to deliver its next-generation suite of core capabilities to the OpenShift platform.   The NEC 5G core network solutions operating on Red Hat OpenShift will allow organizations to leverage 5G in many applications, including the 5G core, 5G radio access networks (RANs), edge computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and more, creating new income opportunities.   This cloud-native network function (CNF) infrastructure will offer service providers a common telecommunications cloud infrastructure for a variety of use cases, helping to reduce management and operational costs. Service providers will also be able to reap the benefits of using an open, horizontal platform that can reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by 30%, according to an ACG…