Together with partners Ericsson, Nokia and Oracle, the mobile operator is deploying a 5G Standalone core network on a cloud-native architecture.
Orange describes stand-alone 5G as the “final form of 5G”. The operator says the technology will maximise the potential of 5G networks by increasing network resilience and quality of service control for business applications.
The operator says Standalone 5G will also enable future development of value-added and on-demand services for consumer markets and Industry 4.0 with technologies such as Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC) and Massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC) services.
Standalone 5G will also enable the operator to use network slicing technology. This splits up a network into different sectors that can serve specific use cases or needs.