Enea has joined Telenor’s trailblazing initiative to create the world’s most diverse multi-vendor 5G standalone (SA) solution, that includes Proof of Concept (PoC) of a fully secure cloud-native 5G Core for network slicing.
This is ready for deployment and can support both high-performance telecom and enterprise applications.
“Enea’s cloud-native, vendor-neutral data management products are robust and truly innovative. And Enea’s collaborative strategy resonates with our ethos. By creating a multi-vendor environment, operators and enterprises can foster innovation, reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) and can cut time to market for new services.”, says Patrick Waldemar, Vice President, Telenor Research.
Indranil Chatterjee, Chief Customer Officer at Enea commented: “It has been a privilege to partner with Telenor and showcase our capabilities in this ground-breaking project. The initiative provides a blueprint for both operators and enterprises to create a cloud-native, best-of-breed 5G environment that, by its multi-vendor nature, eliminates vendor lock-in.”
Sue Rudd Director Networks and Service Platforms at Strategy Analytics added: “Enea and Telenor’s innovative collaboration demonstrates the service flexibility 5G SA can offer with end-to-end network slicing and seamless UPF assurance. Enea’s rich heritage of developing truly open, interoperable technologies, and vendor-independent 5G data management solutions embody the benefits of virtualization and the security of network slicing to unleash the economic potential of 5G for operators and enterprises.”
Having met stringent security requirements, Telenor’s solution is already being trialled by the Norwegian Armed Forces and is a pioneering use case of network slicing in action.
Enea provided Telenor with its cloud-native 5G data management solutions including its telco-grade fully secure Unified Data Manager (UDM) that can support up to 10 billion data entries at a rate of 1 to 500,000 transactions per second.
Enea’s solution also delivers automated end-to-end encrypted communications from the core to the edge. To provide robust data privacy, a critical consideration for the Norwegian Armed Forces, the UDM has built-in Subscription Concealed Identifier (SUCI) capabilities that safeguard user data. It camouflages the permanent identifier that usually accompanies a subscriber’s activity on the network.
Telenor also utilized Enea’s User Data Repository (UDR) and Authentication Server Function (AUSF) to provide best-of-breed 5G data management capabilities.