5G Networking: An Introduction

Open source software plays an important role in accelerating 5G deployments. With a global developer community addressing technical challenges and expanding access to technical capabilities, the open source development model identifies and responds to user needs more rapidly than the traditional standards world. Open source helps CSPs to find interoperable solutions, encourage innovation, improve quality, and ensure security. The open source approach also helps vendors to free up resources in order to pursue value-added products and services. After networks are deployed, open source allows CSPs to experiment with innovative business models and deliver new services, while allowing enterprises to derive more value from their network architecture. Download this guide for an exploration of the business opportunities in 5G, the role of open source, Linux Foundation projects, and how to participate.