Samsung Electronics announced on Friday that it released upgraded software-defined networking (SDN) solutions to help mobile operators and businesses better manage their 5G networks.
The South Korean tech giant said its new SDN solutions will support businesses in various industries, including education, retail and energy, by introducing new 5G applications, services and infrastructure.
SDN is a network architecture approach that allows easy control of the network through software solutions. It enables better automation and programmability throughout the core access network, increasing operational efficiency.
“With an architectural shift from hardware-based deployment to software-centric network design, SDN is highly secure, scalable and adaptable, especially useful for advancing private networks,” said Samsung.
Its SDN portfolio covers all layers of the SDN architecture, including controllers, orchestrators, switches and routers, according to the company.
Samsung’s SDN solutions can automate end-to-end network slicing, enabling carriers to deliver personalized services.
Its SDN is based on the Open Network Operating System (ONOS), connecting switches and routers from various vendors, and comes with an improved UX design.
Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone supplier, is a leading provider of end-to-end 5G solutions, including chipsets, radios and cores.