The public cloud has several benefits that have been understood and widely used by enterprises globally. On the other hand, using the private cloud also has inherent advantages, which is now a growing discussion topic in the broader Information Technology (IT) industry. But what about the telco domain? Which option is ideal for network operators deploying their 5G core networks, given that they may already have legacy networks in place? Is the public cloud option indeed a cost-effective approach in the long term? Or are there hidden costs to be considered before choosing an aggressive public cloud strategy?
Answering these questions is now a critical priority for telco operators, which need to deploy the systems for 5G, 5G-Advanced, and even 6G in the future. Many of these systems will be deployed as cloud-native platforms for new types of services. Choosing the underlying infrastructure will have future implications when 5G enterprise services are introduced, including network slicing and open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for service exposure to application developers.
This paper discusses the differences between private and public cloud deployments for 5G core networks. It aims to dispel some myths being discussed in the industry, particularly about using the public cloud.
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