NEC has flagged the global provision of its 5G Vertical Business Platform enabling CSPs to provide networks, clouds and applications for the arrival of the 5G era.

NEC said the 5G platform had been designed to provide full stack capabilities and deliver innovative vertical business services. “While 5G is becoming a communication infrastructure supporting various industries and the public, CSPs face very difficult challenges as to how to cope with various needs, complicated traffic, massive amounts of traffic, security threats, and others,” the firm said, adding that its capability minimizes integration efforts – cutting time-to-market by underpinning a broad swathe of vertical business operations on a single platform.

NEC said the hardware and software, based on a key partner ecosystem, enabled continuous, secure and fast 5G service innovation.

“5G is expected to be more than just a high-speed, large-capacity mobile network. It should play the role of a platform that brings significant innovation to society as a whole and various industries and creates new services and value,” said Kazuhiko Harasaki, deputy general manager, Service Provider Solutions Division, NEC Corporation.

“However, for service providers in the position of providing and operating the platform, there are many challenges to be solved when entering the 5G era,” he added. “NEC can provide the network, Cloud / NFVI, virtual application, automation and orchestration of all layers with the optimum security solution. This is in addition to the company’s rich experience of service integration with ecosystem partners.”

“The… capability will enable CSPs to continuously add new applications and services for industry verticals to create new business and monetization opportunities for network operators and enterprises,” said Harasaki.

The NEC 5G Vertical Business Platform will be presented at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, February 25-28 at the NEC stand, Hall 3, 3M30

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