The Architecture of Telco Cloud assisting 5G networks

April 6, 2022
Telco Cloud assisting 5G Networks

How Telco Cloud assisting 5G networks?

See How Telco Cloud assisting 5G ? With a Telco Cloud, a software-based cloud architecture, 5G network functions and applications may be placed anywhere on the single infrastructure, and numerous network slices can be created to offer a wide variety of services from eMBB to URLLC. Allows for speedier service addition, faster response to changing needs, and more effective resource management.

Telco Cloud

It is a collection of data center resources that enable carrier businesses to create and maintain a mobile phone network with data transfer capabilities at scale. Historically, telco clouds have been housed in private data center facilities dedicated to managing the telecommunications needs of 3G/4G and LTE networks.

Building blocks of telco cloud are

Building Blocks of 5G Telco Cloud
Building Blocks of telco cloud

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

This allows to abstract functions away from hardware, allowing standard servers to be used for functions that otherwise require proprietary hardware.

NFV architecture broadly contains:

  1. Network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) consists of three main components
    • compute,
    • storage,
    • networking on a platform to support software, such as a hypervisor or a container management platform to run different 5G network apps
  2. Virtualized network functions (VNFs) are software applications that deliver different network functions in 5G
  3. Management, automation, and network orchestration (MANO) provide the framework for managing NFV infrastructure and provisioning new VNFs.

Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

It is an emerging architecture for mid-haul/back-haul that is dynamic, manageable, and adaptable, making it ideal for the dynamic nature of 5G applications. This architecture decouples the network control and forwarding functions enabling the network control to become directly programmable.


It breaks down network functions and applications into loosely coupled systems that are resilient, observable, and simple to manage using DevOps cycles and CI/CD approach.

Utilize microservices to run your cloud-native applications and CNFs together. Simplify your Kubernetes operations for multi-cloud deployments with centralized management and governance.

Benefits of Telco Cloud

A company’s ability to quickly roll out new technology services is critical to building regional success for a brand, and being first to market with a new technological standard like 3G/4G/5G may lead to substantial inflows of new consumers at higher service rates. Since most TSPs are no longer developing their own hardware and software, but rather purchasing it from suppliers on a competitive basis, the technical problem is in educating local people to operate data centers.