Making Future Cities and Campuses Smarter and More Efficient with 5G
ASTRI has developed Hong Kong’s first end-to-end 5G network solution known as “Easy 5G Solution”, with world leading technologies of 5G base station, 5G MEC (Multi-access Edge Computing) and 5G Core. Its flexible design, easy deployment and relatively low cost can lower entry barriers for small and medium enterprises to enter the 5G market. It can also promote 5G and smart city development in Hong Kong. ASTRI has licensed this technology to about 20 companies in Hong Kong and Mainland China, including telecommunication service providers. ASTRI is also discussing technology transfer with several corporations.
5G O-RAN Solution: ASTRI’s Easy 5G adopts O-RAN (open radio access network) base station design — an emerging 5G network deployment and business model that enables open, virtualised, and fully interoperable RAN. It supports diversified hardware platforms (ARM/x86/SoC) and allows mobile network operators (MNOs) to mix-and-match RAN equipment components from different suppliers.
5G SA Core and UPF: ASTRI’s 5G core network software on Intel platform has demonstrated a world leading UPF data throughput exceeding 1.3Tbps earlier in 2020. ASTRI’s 5G Core is evolving to support 3GPP Rel. 16/17, including TSN (Time Sensitive Networking) over 5G and 5G-LAN for industrial IoT; network slicing, which enables operators to maximise the return on investment via efficient usage and management of network resources; and Orchestrator for network autoscaling.
5G MEC: ASTRI’s MEC delivers intelligence-enabled services at the network edge with benefits of reducing latency, enabling disruptive vertical services and improving the infrastructure’s efficiency.