Cloud-based 5G technology Cloud native mobile network based on AWS

Overview

Cloud native enables flexible network architecture in order to meet various 5G use cases requirement.  ASTRI has set up a 5G cloud native network in Hong Kong based on the AWS cloud services.  The latency between Huawei CPE and AWS server is 5ms.  

  • Cloud-based 5G technology Cloud native mobile network based on AWS
Technical name of innovation
Cloud-based RAN technology Cloud native mobile network based on AWS
Research completion
Ongoing
Commercialisation opportunities
IP licensing ;Technology co-development
Problem addressed

High mobile network Capex, ultra-Reliable and Low Latency requirement in 5G vertical applications, scalable network capacity and on-demand service.

Innovation
  • Cloudification of Central Unit (CU) and 5G core network – hosting in AWS
  • O-RAN – Standardization of radio access network (RAN) interface, virtualization of RAN software
  • Microservice and orchestration of Network Functions
Key impact
  • Support Hong Kong Government Smart City Blueprint for 5G networks
  • Enable new business models, PAYU and SaaS, for public network operators
  • Lower the entry barrier for private network owner
  • Encourage faster and easier RAN innovation
Application
  • Pay-As-You-Use business model
  • SaaS network
  • Ad-hoc, on-demand and Scalable network
  • Network functions orchestration
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)

The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong's competitiveness through applied research. ASTRI’s core R&D competence in various areas is grouped under five Technology Divisions: AI and Big Data Analytics; Communications; Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Trusted Technologies; Integrated Circuits and Systems; and IoT and Sensors. It is applied across five core areas which are Smart City, Financial Technologies, Intelligent Manufacturing, Digital Health, and Application Specific Integrated Circuits.

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