Customer Profile. A Tier 1 mobile operator, in transition to 5G, sought to deploy a 5G core in a multi-vendor cloud environment to enable faster innovation and position its 5G offerings favorably for the future.

New requirements for rapid CNF validation. The operator’s testing of previous generation networks had been focused on validation of collections of network functions in well-defined physical network elements. With the shift to the 5G core and its cloud native architecture, these monolithic network elements must now give way to individual cloud-native network functions (CNFs) that may be deployed in traditional centralized locations or closer to the network edge to enhance performance.

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