Private 5G Deployments using Open Source 5G Core Network



Private networks are in demand by enterprises and industries. Typically, upcoming small or micro enterprises look forward to implementing a cellular-based 5G deployment for their premises. The 5G cellular network provides better mobility and security when compared with WiFi-based deployment. The proprietary core networks come with expensive CAPEX and OPEX. Therefore, several open-source 5G core networks are available for the community. This tutorial shares insight into the various available 5G open-source implementations and how they can be utilized along with the existing network deployment. A brief explanation of network services alongside a working demo will be presented. We also share a few off the shelf devices that can be customized to suit the enterprise's requirements.

About the speaker

Arpit Tripathi

Arpit Tripathi is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science Engineering, IIT Hyderabad, India. He is working in collaboration with the 5G Use Case Lab for BFSI at Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology, Hyderabad India. His current research interests include deployment models of private 5g networks and their trade-off, Network Security, and Best Practices for Banking & Financial Services. Apart from his research focus, Arpit is actively involved in deploying open source 5G testbeds for testing the applications based on the use cases for banks and financial institutions.

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