New Spirent Solution Verifies Resilience of Cloud-Based 5G Services

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  September 22, 2023

5G technology has integrated into our daily lives, changing the way we connect and interact with the world around us – from lightning-fast downloads that enable instant access to high-definition content, to the proliferation of smart devices that power our homes and workplaces.

5G has become the backbone of the Internet of Things (IoT), enhancing homes with smart thermostats, security systems and voice-activated assistants. 5G's low latency and high bandwidth also paved the way for AR/VR experiences, immersive gaming and autonomous vehicles, shaping our entertainment and transportation landscapes.

Because the reliance on 5G services is high, the uninterrupted flow of 5G services, even in the face of cloud failures and degradations, has emerged as a challenge. The success of this digital transformation hinges on a proactive approach and the establishment of deeper cross-functional coordination to navigate this complex landscape.

Spirent Communications, a provider of test and assurance solutions for next-generation devices and networks, is stepping up to the challenge with the availability of a fully cloud-native solution to help CSPs and cloud-native network function vendors ensure resilient 5G services.

An automated test platform, Spirent (News - Alert) CloudSure evaluates and validates CNF resiliency within 5G networks with comprehensive testing capabilities to help ensure reliable service delivery, while reducing operational costs, and optimizing customer experience.

CloudSure is purposefully designed to assist network operators in providing robust and resilient 5G services to end users within the intricate and rapidly evolving cloud-native environment. It guarantees the reliable delivery of 5G cloud-native network functions, even in the face of challenging cloud conditions. This ensures uninterrupted service delivery and supports long-term revenue growth for network operators.

Moreover, CloudSure optimizes resource allocation and validates complex fault recovery mechanisms, effectively preventing costly outages and minimizing 5G service disruptions. By doing so, it contributes to reductions in operational expenses.

CloudSure also places a strong emphasis on enhancing the overall customer experience. It ensures the resilience of 5G service design, configuration and performance, which delivers high-quality user experiences. This focus on customer satisfaction and retention is pivotal in today's competitive telecommunications landscape.

“Cloud-native marginalizes traditional testing and visibility approaches, demanding completely new processes and tooling to realize the potential benefits,” said Glenn Chagnot, Senior Director of Product Management for Cloud Solutions at Spirent. “CloudSure provides proactive, pre-deployment validation to test 5G services with real-world traffic operating on an imperfect cloud to ensure services are resilient and always available in operations.”

CloudSure provides network operators with the means to offer reliable and high-performing 5G services consistently, meeting customer expectations and affording them a competitive advantage in the rapidly evolving 5G market while attracting new customers to their offerings.

Edited by Alex Passett
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