5G Open Innovation Lab (5G OI Lab) and partners F5, GXC and Spirent Communications have entered a new collaboration to showcase an enterprise Private Mobile Network (PMN) platform. They said the consistent throughput and capacity on these PMNs bring the promise of 5G to revenue-driven use cases such as IoT and network slicing.

F5 has contributed by deploying carrier-grade BIG-IP Virtual Editions. The security functions were consolidated with an N6/SGi-LAN platform, adding speed and security at the network level. Critical functions such as Firewall, DDoS, Secure DNS, CGNAT, TCP and Video Optimization in the consolidated N6 configuration are already running in high-volume Tier 1 providers. 

GXC, a NaaS communications early stage technology company that is part of the 5G OI Lab network, contributed its distributed mesh configuration for easier and faster deployment of a private network, while providing full coverage and capacity of a mobile network. 

The collaboration was validated using Spirent’s Landslide test and emulation platform. The multinational telecom testing company’s platform provided device and RAN emulation to create a diversity of traffic flows on different data networks through the 5G core, which is monitored and managed by F5 behind the UPF. This delivers UE QoS, Network Slice Management, and offers multi-application monitoring at scale to validate the benefits of a packet core and N6 LAN platform working in tandem in a controlled production environment.

The entire platform was pressure-tested through technology made available through the 5G OI Lab and its enterprise and operator partners deployed with GXC’s ONYX Portal.

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