ROME -- TIM, first operator in Italy and among the first in the world thanks to the collaboration with Ericsson, has successfully tested the 5G cloud native core network at its laboratories in Turin, thus accelerating the evolution path of TIM's 5G network. This record enables to adopt solutions for a network advanced operational management and to implement the most innovative principles of software architecture (Service Based Architecture) within the new generation mobile networks.
Tests proved procedures for monitoring and transmitting data traffic, defined by the international 3GPP standards, and the solutions for the automatic creation and configuration of network functions, for the automatic repair of faults and for updating core network on live network.
The adoption of native cloud technologies represents a fundamental step for the new 5G services development, allowing to optimize network resources in a dynamic, immediate and automatic way, in order to guarantee high quality of requested service, bringing the network intelligence and applications close to the customer (Edge Computing).
Paolo Snidero, Head of Technology Architectures & Innovation at TIM states: "This important result joins many other records achieved by TIM and confirms the company's technological leadership and commitment to developing innovative solutions to guarantee our customers the best experience of communication through the 5G Digital Business Platform development, that can also enable Edge Computing solutions. This project underlines TIM's network infrastructure quality, the most advanced and able to exploit 5G full potential."
"The collaboration between TIM and Ericsson on 5G technologies continues with success" - comments Andrea Missori, Key Account Manager Digital Services of Ericsson - "The teams' skills involved and the new software's features have allowed the deployment of a whole Core Network in a few minutes. The result achieved in TIM's laboratories in Turin shows that we are ready to face the 5G challenge in terms of network speed and flexibility, fundamental for the launch of innovative services for consumers and companies."