DISH Wireless Selects Oracle for 5G Service-Based Architecture
DISH recently announced its choice of Oracle for its Service Based Architecture (SBA), an announcement that surprised many industry insiders. These types of contracts have been dominated by Tier-One Network Infrastructure Vendors (NEVs), namely Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, Samsung, and ZTE, who have been typically deploying end to end networks in both core and radio domains. In this contract, Oracle will deploy a series of 5G SBA network elements, including the Policy Control Function (PCF), Network Repository Function (NRF), Network Exposure Function (NEF), the Service Communication Proxy (SCP), Network Slice Selection Function (NSSF), Security Edge Protection Proxy (SEPP), and Binding Selection Function (BSF). These network elements are associated with the control plane as well as new service creation, both of which are vital for the new use case and service capabilities that the 5G core network will eventually enable.
The deployment of these elements has a strong application focus and the carrier claims that it aims to create thousands of netwo…
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