Traffic Management Solution for 5G
The launch of an enhanced Traffic Management Solution (TMS) for 5G has been announced by NEC, which improves the throughput of high speed networks that support data transfer rates of more than five gigabits per second.
TMS increases the quality of experience for end users and enables Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to efficiently operate networks by providing them with sophisticated control over communications traffic.
The full commercial launch of 5G requires greater throughput from core networks as well as wireless networks in order to realise high speed, high capacity communications. After the deployment of 5G, there will be a mixture of networks with different communication speeds, such as 4G and 5G. Therefore, it is necessary to assure network stability at the time of a terminal's handover between different types of networks.
NEC's enhanced TMS features advanced component software that increases the performance and accuracy of analytics. Moreover, Dynamic TCP Optimisation, a function that enables control in response to changing network conditions, has extended its scope to the ultrahigh speed range of 5Gbps or more.
Trials of NEC's enhanced TMS in a 5G test environment have improved 5G communications quality by increasing throughput by approximately 24% in the ultra high speed range of 5Gbps or more; reducing download time during the handover from 4G to 5G by approximately 27%; and reducing the time to reach the maximum speed during the handover from 4G to 5G by approximately 64%.
Moreover, since it can be used as is after the deployment of 5G, NEC's enhanced TMS improves communication quality in 4G environments as well.
Kazuhiro Tagawa, General Manager, Network Solutions Division, NEC, stated: "NEC contributes to a better experience for end users and more efficient network operations for CSPs by continuing to enhance TMS. Our TMS has been adopted by over 20 CSPs worldwide and we look forward to seeing it drive the further advancement of 5G."