Overcoming 4G to 5G Migration Challenges

Simplify, scale, and secure your 5G migration from the core to the edge.

It’s Time to Migrate from 4G to 5G to Meet Customer and Business Needs

It’s official—5G is here. And that means it’s important for service providers to make sure their new 5G infrastructure is interoperable with existing 4G networks. How? By implementing a secure, cloud-native, and service-based architecture from core to edge that can operate at scale. This is one of the things F5 does best.


Policy control and intelligent traffic management over multiple traffic types tailored for service provider networks.


Security controls at multiple points and across multiple layers, providing end-to-end network protection.


Monitor traffic into and within the infrastructure, improving operational efficiency, easing troubleshooting, and creating flexible revenue controls.

Make the 5G Transition Easy

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Get high-performance and scale at the same time

F5 gives you the tools to begin the transition to 5G today. We help you scale, optimize, and secure your current network to meet 5G’s latency, high-throughput, and increased traffic demands. Scale and simplify your existing networks while migrating to 5G with high-performance, virtualized solutions.

How F5 Helps

Improve operational efficiency by preserving your 4G network during 5G migration

Service providers need to maximize legacy LTE network components (Diameter, GTP, SIP signaling) as they implement new 5G HTTP2 signaling. F5 helps you preserve 4G functionality, providing charging assurance while 5G standards and solutions solidify.

Simplify your network services by reducing device and function sprawl

Let F5 minimize 5G migration complexity by optimizing the consolidation of your N6 interface as you transition from 4G. With our simplified architecture, ease of scale, and wide range of network functions, F5 is your trusted partner, helping you enable new services in real time.

Unlock the full potential of 5G

Service providers are moving away from monolithic, full stack deployments to a best-of-breed selection. 5G requires a cloud-native service-based architecture. F5 offers a transition path to VNFs and CNFs.



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When it comes to 5G and innovation, one's imagination is the only limit. We all know that 5G is largely meant to satisfy the insatiable appetite for lightning-fast speeds and real-time (sub-millisecond) latencies. But it’s also the fundamental basis for enterprise vertical industries and academia enabling the development of some really remarkable technological advances.

Next Steps

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