One of the leaders of virtualized mobile networks, Affirmed Networks uncovered the findings of a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis by ACG research which illustrated the economic advantages which Mobile Networks can analyze by creating an integrated and virtual 5G mobile core solution.
According to TCO analysis, Mobile Network Operators are provided with an independent financial analysis which compared an integrated 5G virtual Evolved Packet Core solution, inclusive of a standalone ‘Best of Breed’ multi-vendor solution.
Reports suggest, the Affirmed integrated 5G vEPC solution will provide a maximum capital expense (CapEx) savings of up to 81%, in addition to maximum savings of operations expense (OpEx) of over 94%.
“While vendors have responded by providing solutions that are cloud-native, the missing link has been the delivery of a truly integrated solution capable of delivering a high-performance and material savings from a CapEx and OpEx perspective. This study represents an in-depth analysis of the many areas where a truly integrated solution can deliver powerful economic returns when compared to ‘best of breed’ approaches that have been deployed in the first phases of virtualization,” commented Chris Nicoll, Principal Analyst, ACG Research.
He also spoke of operators which are utilizing mobile core solutions, in addition to looking support in 4G and 5G services and applications.