21.6.2020 | Oracle looking to sell 5G core to network operators
Oracle said it plans to sell 4G and 5G core network services to mobile operators starting later this year.
The company said the offering would run inside Oracle's cloud and would be available "as a service," meaning operators will be able to pay only for what they need on a recurring basis.
"5G was actually developed as a web-based application," Oracle's Travis Russell explained during a recent Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) webinar on the topic. The event was targeted at CCA members, which are primarily small and regional wireless network operators in the US.
"Because 5G is built in the cloud, it's a perfect candidate for a SaaS," the software-as-a-service model, Russell said, explaining that operators will no longer have to purchase equipment under the "Mother's Day rule" whereby they must invest in enough equipment to handle their biggest traffic days. Instead, with