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5G-Ready NGNI IoT
The 5G core network from Fraunhofer FOKUS enables, for example, special networks for augmented reality applications for factory personnel and automated machine control. istock/ gorodenkoff

5G-ready: Interoperability of the Fraunhofer FOKUS software-based core network successfully tested with Nokia AirScale base station

News from Feb. 22, 2019

This year, the Bundesnetzagentur will allocate frequencies for local networks for the first time in Germany. With the fourth version of its “Open5GCore”, Fraunhofer FOKUS offers one of the world's first standards-based and manufacturer-independent 5G core networks. Thereby enabling Fraunhofer FOKUS to provide a technically mature test infrastructure for private and industrial 5G networks.

5G offers high data rates with minimal latency, made possible by major advances in radio technology. At least as important are the changes in the core network, which facilitate the development of demand-specific and efficient network infrastructures. This is achieved in 5G through a virtualized, software-based core network. The “Open5GCore” from Fraunhofer FOKUS is a prototypical, licensable software for test environments.