5G Innovation and Mobility

F5 gives you the scale, automation, and security you need for 5G innovation that works from the core to the edge.

Why 5G Mobility and Innovation Matters

F5 gives you the carrier grade solutions you need to make your 5G transition smooth: secure automation that scales, and the experience to handle the most complex digital transformations.

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How F5 Can Help

F5 enables your 5G journey with carrier-grade solutions, industry-first signaling interworking of 4G and 5G, cloud-native infrastructure, and security, providing network flexibility, scalability for 5G-driven RAN densification, and the visibility you need for troubleshooting and signaling control.

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Overcoming 4G to 5G Migration Challenges

Overcoming 4G to 5G Migration Challenges


The path to digital transformation starts with a smooth transition from 4G to 5G. F5 provides industry-leading 4G and 5G signal interworking with network control, security, and observability.

Service Proxy for Kubernetes

Improve visibility, security, and control of traffic into your Kubernetes cluster.

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Carrier-Grade Aspen Mesh

Harness the speed and scalability of Kubernetes for cloud-native 5G architectures.

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BIG-IP NFV Solutions

The virtualized Gi LAN solution provides virtual policy enforcement, video optimization, virtual firewall, and virtual CGNAT.

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Optimizing your Network

Best of Suite with S/Gi-LAN/N6 Solution


F5 provides a unified delivery of S/Gi-LAN/N6 services that apply policy management for intelligent traffic steering, reducing your TCO by 60%. Services can now be dynamically consolidated for best in suite performance, ensuring optimum customer experience. 

BIG-IP Carrier-Grade NAT

BIG-IP CGNAT helps you manage your network with improved interoperability, visibility, and security.

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BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

Learn more about how BIG-IP AFM improves visibility and security for containerized applications.

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BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager

Implement policy based on subscriber level, according to plan, location, and device.

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Fast Tracking your 5G Edge

Unlock Your 5G Edge Potential  


F5 enables you to shift paradigms quickly while maintaining a secure edge. Our 5G edge solutions will optimize and secure your network while providing you with much needed visibility in the new multi-vendor, best of breed networks.

BIG-IP Advanced Web Application Firewall

BIG-IP AWAF deploys tools that secure REST/JSON, XML, and GWT APIs.

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Service Proxy for Kubernetes

Improve visibility, security, and control of traffic into your Kubernetes cluster.

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Carrier-Grade Aspen Mesh

Harness the speed and scalability of Kubernetes for cloud-native 5G architectures.

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BIG-IP VE

Learn how F5 is using SmartNICs to increase DDoS absorption capacity while reducing TCO.

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Cloud Native Infrastructure and 5G Core

End-to-End 5G Infrastructure Visibility, Observability, and Security with 5G Core Functions


5G enables service providers to shift from full stack, monolithic architectures to microservices. F5 offers the ability to accelerate your 5G rollouts with full application visibility from a carrier grade service mesh and service proxy for Kubernetes, enabling fundamental 5G core network functions. 

Service Proxy for Kubernetes

Improve visibility, security, and control of traffic into your Kubernetes cluster.

Protect at ingress ›

Carrier-Grade Aspen Mesh

Harness the speed and scalability of Kubernetes for cloud-native 5G architectures.

Secure your containers ›

Establishing 5G Security

Establishing 5G Network Security Across Clouds


F5’s industry-leading 5G network security solutions provide end-to-end protection without compromising performance, securing legacy and modern applications from the end to the network backbone, and even into your Kubernetes clusters with service mesh while maintaining quality of experience.

Service Proxy for Kubernetes

Protect your apps with behavioral analytics proactive bot defense, and application layer encryption of sensitive data.

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Carrier-Grade Aspen Mesh

Harness the speed and scalability of Kubernetes for cloud-native 5G architectures.

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Shape AI Fraud Engine

SAFE identifies fraudulent transactions in real time across the entire user journey.

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BIG-IP VE

Learn how F5 is using SmartNICs to increase DDDoS absorption capacity while reducing TCO.

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Powering your Networks with AI and Analytics

F5 Automates Your 5G Network with AI/ML and Analytics


F5 provides carrier grade analytics solutions enabling agile, real-time visibility into your distributed network. Analytics are fundamental to network automation, providing per user characterizations, improving total cost of operation, and maintaining quality of experience.

Shape AI Fraud Engine

SAFE identifies fraudulent transactions in real time across the entire user journey.

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BIG-IP Policy Enforcement Manager

Implement policy based on subscriber level, according to plan, location, and device.

Ease policy enforcement ›

Resources

Use case

CASE STUDY

Leading Service Provider Delivers Outstanding 5G Network Performance

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Solution

Solution area

Video Traffic Optimization and Management

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Solution

SOLUTION AREA

4G to 5G Migration Solutions

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