F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) has announced that it has partnered with Rakuten Mobile, Inc., the mobile network subsidiary of Rakuten Group, to support the company´s October launch of the world´s first fully virtualized, cloud-native mobile network and its future deployment of 5G, the company said.
The carrier will leverage F5´s network functions virtualization (NFV) capabilities to optimize its new mobile network and accelerate its path to 5G services in 2020.
Through this partnership, Rakuten Mobile, Inc. is collaborating with F5 to scale and evolve their cloud-native network design architecture to increase scalability and flexibility without sacrificing control. F5 has provided a full-suite N6/SGi-LAN solution consisting of virtualized CGNAT, SGi Firewall, DNS Transparent Cache, and IP Traffic Optimization Functions to deliver enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) services.
Rakuten Mobile, Inc. is a Rakuten Group company responsible for mobile communications, including mobile network operator (MNO) and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) businesses, as well as ICT and energy. Through continuous innovation and the deployment of advanced technology, Rakuten Mobile aims to redefine expectations in the mobile communications industry in order to provide appealing and convenient services that fulfil diverse customer needs.
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