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T-Mobile Moves All 5G and 4G Traffic to New Cloud Native Core Gateway

T-Mobile Moves All 5G and 4G Traffic to New Cloud Native Core Gateway

Posted December 17, 2022 at 7:34pm by iClarified
T-Mobile has announced the launch of the "world's largest" cloud native converged core gateway, in partnership with Cisco. The carrier says this has resulted in an immediate 10% boost in speed and latency for customers.

The Un-carrier has moved all its 5G and 4G traffic to the new cloud native core gateway, which immediately boosted performance for customers with more than a 10% improvement in both speed and latency. It's like turning two townhouses into a massive mansion by removing walls (or barriers) and then loading that mansion with the latest, groundbreaking technology.

Additionally, the converged core gateway will allow T-Mobile to shift resources more easily and roll out services like 5G Home Internet. It will also expedite time to market for new 5G and IoT services like network slicing and Voice over 5G (VoNR).

"T-Mobile customers already have access to the largest, most powerful 5G network in the country, and we're innovating every day to supercharge their experience even further," said Delan Beah, Senior Vice President of Core Network and Services Engineering at T-Mobile. "This cloud native core gateway takes our network to new heights, allowing us to push 5G forward by delivering next-level performance for consumers and businesses nationwide while setting the stage for new applications enabled by next-gen networks."

The fully automated converged core architecture is based on Cisco's cloud native control plane, optimized with Kubernetes orchestrated containers on bare metal, freeing up over 20% of the CPU (Central Processing Unit) cores. The converged core solution uses a broad mix of Cisco's flagship networking solutions including the Cisco 8000 Series routers, 5G and 4G packet core gateways, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches with Cisco Network Services Orchestrator for full stack automation.

Recently, T-Mobile announced that it reached 2 million 5G Home Internet customers in Q3, doubling its total number of customers in just six months.

You can check if your home qualifies for 5G Internet here:
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet

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