Accessing the 5G Innovation Platform as a Service (iPaaS) Testbed

ENCQOR 5G is building a 5G wireless testbed to enable small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to get early access to a state-of-the-art 5G development platform for prototyping and testing new products and services. 

With potential speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second, increased network capacity and ultra-low latencies of milliseconds, 5G will be critical to delivering a whole new generation of products and services to the marketplace, including connected and autonomous vehicles, remote healthcare, virtual/augmented reality, smart cities, and new Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

ENCQOR 5G Digital Innovation Hubs are vital to SMEs because they enable them to:

  • Access three different 5G antennas (high, mid and low bands)
  • Accelerate their time to market by providing access to the Innovation Platform as a Service (iPaaS) testbed, an operational, pre-commercial 5G wireless environment with edge compute resources
  • Develop, prototype, test and demonstrate new products and services on a standards-based 5G iPaaS testbed
  • Connect with anchor partners, customers and customized ecosystem and business services

The ENCQOR 5G Digital Innovation Hubs also offer many complementary business support services to help SMEs leverage the full potential of the next generation of digital infrastructure.

The future is connected, and 5G is the platform on which it will be enabled. See if your business is right for the ENCQOR 5G iPaaS testbed today!

5G Innovation Platform as a Service (iPaaS) Overview -
Services Enabling Solutions*

iPaaS Services

5G Connectivity

5 Gbps Mobile Throughput

Sub 5ms latency

Cloud Services
with Developer Toolkits

Edge Computing

iPaaS 5G Connectivity and Cloud Services

5 Gbps Mobile Throughput: This service provides significantly faster speeds for downloading and uploading data to and from a mobile terminal. It is faster than 4G.

Sub 5ms latency: This is the response time for a network to send and receive information. It will enable command and control applications that require a quick response time.

IoT Accelerator: This is a cloud-based platform to develop, market and manage secure IoT solutions. It provides connectivity management, device and data management, orchestration, integration and automation, analytics processing and data storage. Ericsson’s dynamic framework enables the rapid progression from proof of concept to commercial solution. It also provides an applications marketplace, administration capabilities and a means for partner and developer on-boarding.

Edge Computing: This is a network architecture that enables high-speed, low-latency cloud computing capabilities at the edge of the cellular network. This platform is based on open-access and an open orchestration stack.

5G Mobile User Equipment: Android-based Qualcomm terminals that operate at 3.5 GHz and have all the Android applications usually seen on 4G terminals.

Programmable Data Plane: Software-defined networking (SDN) has enabled separating the networking control plane from the data plane. The data plane can be controlled and suited for the needs of an application. The application can now change how switches handle their packets after they are deployed.

5G Radio access technology (NR/LTE/CAT-M1/NB-IoT): NR refers to New Radio, which is the radio that will be operating at new 5G frequency spectrums. LTE is a 4G radio that can operate with a 5G core network. CAT-M1 and Narrow Band-IoT are radio implementation used for Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor communications.

5G Transport/Backhaul: The evolution toward 5G mobile networks is driven by a multitude of use cases, from mobile broadband to ultra-low latency. The role of the 5G transport/backhaul network is to connect all the pieces from the Radio Access Network to the mobile core, service network and clouds (edge, access and public).

Distributed Core Network: This refers to the change in network architecture required in 5G. Today’s networks have centralized core networks. In 5G standards, certain network functions will be distributed throughout the network and closer to the edges of the network, moving away from a centralized core to a distributed core. This is the only way some of the key performance parameters can be reached such as the low and ultra-low network latency.