A5G Networks and Northeastern University Deploy Automated Multi-Vendor Private and Edge Network
Nashua NH/Boston MA, <Date> 2023
A5G Networks, Inc., a market-leading autonomous mobile core software company, and the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things (WIoT) at Northeastern University announce the availability of an intelligent and automated end-to-end private 5G private network based on a multi-vendor environment. The network is deployed and serving indoor users in the Northeastern University campus in Boston, MA, with an extension planned to the Burlington, MA campus. The Radio Access Network (RAN) is fully virtualized and automated, based on OpenAirInterface (OAI), while the core network leverages the A5G cloud-native mobile core.
The A5G mobile core is fully cloud-native and compliant with 3GPP Release 17 specifications. It and supports AI/ML features, and connects 4G, 5G, and Wi-Fi devices. A5G’s mobile core software offers an efficient pathway for enterprises and service providers toward a cost-effective deployment across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. The A5G mobile core is a secure and highly scalable packet core. It can be used for small to large deployments for IoT, private networks, smart cities, connected car networks, MEC, and public networks to provide an optimized service experience.
WIoT, which hosts an Open Testing and Integration Center (OTIC) approved by the O-RAN ALLIANCE, and A5G successfully integrated for the first time the A5G 5G core network with the private 5G RAN. Both are hosted on a fully automated cluster, built on Dell servers, the RedHat OpenShift platform, and intelligent automation pipelines developed by the WIoT spinoff zTouch Networks. zTouch offers intent-based, AI-driven zero-touch automation for a variety of applications and use cases in end-to-end 5G and O-RAN cellular networks.
“We are very proud to host this private 5G network, which integrates mature 5G and O-RAN products from small business partners in the greater Boston area, and established international open-source projects”, says Tommaso Melodia, Professor of Electrical and Computer engineering at Northeastern and WIoT Director. “Northeastern, through its Open6G OTIC, and A5G have shown how virtualization, softwarization, and disaggregation, key elements of the Open RAN vision, can support agile and cost-effective private 5G deployments with zero-touch automation.”
5G, AI/ML, and edge combined are shaping up next-generation networks, the value chain is changing, and networks are becoming more open and distributed. “Through this engagement, Northeastern University and A5G Networks will collaborate to maximize the performance of private 5G and mobile edge deployments by deploying A5G’s autonomous and converged packet core software and Northeastern University’s zTouch for private 5G network,” said Rajesh Mishra Founder and CEO of A5G Networks.
About A5G Networks Inc.
A5G Networks Inc. is a leader and innovator in autonomous mobile core software. The company is headquartered in Nashua, NH, USA with offices in Pune MH, India. A5G Networks is pioneering secure and scalable 4G, 5G and Wi-Fi software to enable distributed network of networks.
To learn more about A5G Networks, visit www.a5gnet.com
WIoT at Northeastern University is an interdisciplinary research center, a think tank, and a technology incubator promoting advancement in the areas of connected systems and their societal applications and implications.