Anritsu Announces 5G Standalone Network Service Assurance in Public Cloud on AWS

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Anritsu announced the deployment of its Mobile Network Service Assurance solutions on the public cloud with AWS. Following on from a recent press release where Anritsu announced two Tier-1 5G Standalone Service Assurance wins, the company, in partnership with its Mobile Network customers and with AWS, introduced a solution to fully deploy the Service Assurance systems in the public cloud.

Perceptions of public cloud for telecoms networks have seen a significant shift over the last 12-18 months, with many operators assessing how to move network functions from a private cloud to a hybrid or public cloud, whilst also taking into consideration privacy, security, costs, and control. Visibility via Service Assurance solutions is vital to assure the quality of network services and achieve a return on the significant investments in 5G Standalone, the company noted.

According to Anritsu, the service assurance needs to sit alongside those network functions in the same cloud, working to understand, monitor, assure and control the network functions and services. With the complexity and dynamicity of today’s and tomorrow’s networks, Service Assurance, Automation, AI and Analytics are pivotal to the rollout of new services, network slices, MEC (multi-access edge computing), and customer experience.

“We have initiated the first deployments of 5G Standalone and are working closely with our customers and partners to make sure they are ready to assure their investment, services, and customers in the public, private and hybrid cloud. Deploying our Service Assurance solutions on AWS brings considerable flexibility, speed, scalability, and cost-efficiency for operators as they consider their options on their 5G Standalone journey,” said Nicolas Timothee, director of business strategy at Anritsu Service Assurance.

The company is now looking forward to working with its current customers, new customers, and partners to expand the Service Assurance possibilities of 5G Standalone, cloudification, and digital transformation.