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Overcome the telco dilemma: reduce 5G infrastructure costs with open source

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The Telecom industry worldwide is grappling with the daunting task of building and maintaining the complex infrastructure required for 5G networks. The costs involved in procuring and deploying the necessary hardware and software components can be exorbitant, posing significant challenges for telcos in terms of scalability, efficiency, and profitability. The high costs associated with 5G infrastructure have been a significant blocker for telecom service providers (TSPs), hindering innovation and growth in this area.

Open source Telco 5G - The Canonical way

Fortunately, open source technology has emerged as a game-changer in the telecommunications industry. By embracing open source solutions, telcos can tap into a vast ecosystem of collaborative innovation, reducing costs and accelerating the deployment of 5G networks.

This whitepaper examines the role of open source in the Telecom landscape and covers Canonical’s solutions for open source infrastructure.

You will learn about:

  • Common challenges for 5G adoption.
  • How open source extends across every part of the 5G stack, including user equipment (UE), the core network and the public cloud.
  • Ubuntu, an open-source operating system that serves as the foundation for the telco stack.
  • Open source solutions for the core and RAN network, focusing on private cloud deployments, and how these facilitate scalable, efficient, and cost-effective infrastructures that meet the demands of 5G networks.
  • Canonical’s Charmed Open Source MANO (Charmed OSM), which provides orchestration capabilities for telcos that simplify the management and automation of their network operations.

Read the whitepaper to gain valuable insights into open source adoption in the telco industry and to learn about the Canonical open source stack for telco.

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