Three Group Solutions transformed its MVNE platform with a fully cloud-native, complete mobile solution with help from AWS Partners CSG and Working Group Two (WG2). Working with CK Hutchison’s 11 mobile operators across Europe and Asia, the mobile virtual network enabler faced challenges with an aging infrastructure, complex vendor relationships, and prolonged onboarding processes. By adopting CSG Ascendon from CSG as its business support system and WG2 as its mobile core network, Three Group Solutions adopted a modern, cloud-native environment running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Now, it can onboard customers in 6–8 weeks, monetize services, and embrace modern business models with unparalleled agility.
Recently, as any other engineer on the planet, I asked ChatGPT what is needed to build a private 5G network. Here’s what it said.
Many enterprises, telcos, and vendors mention that private and public 4G/5G can be confusing, hard-to-procure, and manage. In many cases, getting started requires a large capital outlay, which organizations may not want to commit to given their unfamiliarity with private cellular technology.
- Working Group Two and AWS collaborate to help telecom customers deploy mobile core in the cloud
- Working Group Two’s core-as-a-service empowers mobile operators globally to grow their revenues, drive cost savings and achieve platform effects
The AWS Snowcone is a small form factor server that was originally meant for data transport to AWS data centers. However it can also be used as a small device running compute workloads. We wanted to evaluate the performance of the Snowcone as it is a quite intriguing piece of technology which we might want to use as a an on-premise UPF (User Plane Function) in low-throughput 5G networks (think IoT or Proof of Concept deployments).
We are using Kubernetes as our cluster scheduler and this serves us well. However we have a few cases where we need to do some additional work.