As Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) implement standalone 5G core networks, they will need service-based architectures built using IT concepts and protocols like HTTP/2, APIs, and microservices. These 5G networks will rely on data centers at the edge of the network to support responsive connectivity.
This new architecture will give MNOs much greater flexibility and scalability than they have had in the past. This creates business opportunities—MNOs will have the versatility to support many more use cases and applications. It also carries its own burdens—5G will extend the threat landscape and the attack surface, and operators will need to defend their networks from the core to the edge.
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