5G Active Assurance: Embracing a New Perspective
Everything about 5G networks is bigger. For 4G, a large national provider might have a network topology with ten physical data centers. Mobile core functions deployed at these locations represent the edge of the mobile network – the point at which core networks interface with radio networks via IP aggregation and backhaul networks. While expensive, for 4G, a service provider could deploy service assurance probes at each of these locations to effectively monitor all user traffic and signaling.