Decentralization and Disaggregation to 5G Networks

Decentralizing the hardware components in the network raises the question of how is the software split up and where do various software components reside? Willy-nilly solutions to this question will, in the long term, create more problems than they solve. There needs to be a clear architectural foundation for how this is done. The solutions need to solve both the business issues and the technical requirements posed by 5G.

This white paper covers:

  • Decentralizing the Hardware
  • Disaggregating the Hardware
  • Painting the black box white
  • Disaggregating the Software
  • Addressing the 5G Challenge