The GMSA has released new guidelines to assist mobile operators that are looking to launch 5G Stand Alone networks. The document contains advice about technological, spectrum and regulatory best practices, and was developed in collaboration with many of the current leaders of the 5G industry.
“The deployment of networks using 5G Stand Alone Cores will enable enterprises and governments to reap the benefits from high throughput, ultra-low latency and IoT to improve productivity and enhance services to their customers,” said GSMA CTO Alex Sinclair.
“5G Stand Alone Option 2 can meet more stringent requirements and provide optimal and differentiated solutions, thereby empowering more businesses and unlocking the potential of many services,” added China Telecom Executive VP Liu Guiqing.
The new guidelines were released during GSMA Thrive China, which is the first in a planned series of GSMA Thrive virtual events. The GSMA believes that 5G SA tech will be needed to realize the full potential of 5G, and that it will eventually help support a number of critical healthcare, education, and smart city applications.
The news is in keeping with the GSMA’s 5G advocacy efforts. The organization previously teamed up with the O-RAN Alliance to encourage 5G adoption and the development of new products with 5G capabilities.