A few weeks ago I wrote a blog piece for the 5G world series blog regarding developments towards 5G and the impact on the network architecture.
The basic premise of my article is that the new target performance requirements of the 5G new radio specification will open up new opportunities previously not achievable on a mobile network.
In this article I concentrate on just one of those target specifications which is latency or network delay as per the diagram above and the effect on the network architecture.
As a result of the differing latency requirements for differing applications it essentially kills the idea of the current”one size fits all” mobile network architecture with the fixed locations for Cell tower, Evolved Packet Core, and compute process to cater for the different use cases. The future 5G networks will have to be adaptable, dynamic, and programmable from end-to-end using virtualised constructs.
To read the full post, the original full blog post appears here on the Kinect 365 website.