Start-ups that use open source components to offer a software-defined private 5G service want to attract companies with an architecture that is said to be as simple as Wi-Fi.
This company, called Ananki, requires several companies to implement their services. Customers created 5G radio with a small cell in place on a cloud network running Ananki software, installed SIM on enterprise hardware, were serviced, and Ananki automation configured the radio remotely, SIM Provision.
The service includes a dashboard and API to customize your deployment and provides 24-hour support.
This is a change in the pace of private 5G products currently on the market, such as deepening internal 5G knowledge, hiring external experts, contracting with 5G spectrum service providers, etc. You must obtain a license and negotiate a basic network connection.
“I don’t want to be like Wi-Fi because it’s an approach to killing rifle flies,” said Bill Menezes, director-analyst at Gartner. “At least from my point of view, what they really want to do is make the organization as seamless as possible when adopting private 5G.” This was explicitly announced by Ananki in the first marketing materials. This is a potentially big attraction for the target users of IIoT and Industry 4.0.
There are two advantages of private 5G over the latest Wi-Fi. First, the 5G spectrum is licensed, so users do not have to compete with other users for unlicensed bandwidth, as they do with Wi-Fi. And second, small 5G cells cover a larger area than Wi-Fi, Menezes said.
Ananki is a spin-off from The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit industrial consortium that manages open source wireless infrastructure technology and is backed by major telecommunications and technology providers such as Google and Intel.
Ananki’s services include some of ONF’s open source technologies, including Aether, a 5G edge platform that provides a framework for managing both licensed and unlicensed connections. It also uses an open-source software-defined ONF core (SD-Core), a software-defined radio access network (SD-RAN), and a software-defined tissue (SD-Fabric) platforms to support these aspects of deployment. . ..
Ananki service subscription is now available.
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