5G increases the complexity challenge for any cloud, any network, any workload across physical and hybrid ecosystems.

As CSPs transform their networks to meet 5G use case requirements for Mobile Access Edge Computing (MEC) supporting Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC), and Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC), the complexity challenge is increased with the introduction of new virtual technologies like edge cloud, network slicing, virtual core, and cloud RAN (C-RAN).

Proactive Service Assurance

CSPs need to address the 5G challenge early with a carrier-grade solution that is designed for the cloud to assure visibility with near real-time actionable insights.

5G roll-outs must be carefully planned to support seamless continuity with existing networks for coverage of geo-analytics, RAN connection data flows, troubleshooting, and service assurance. With NETSCOUT's flexible 5G solution, CSPs will achieve:

  • End-to-End Smart Visibility into the edge cloud and virtual RAN ensuring accurate metrics for all 5G services
  • Visibility at every phase of the 5G life cycle from pre-launch, launch, to operations
  • Scalability in a carrier-grade solution that reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Flexible monitoring capabilities with complete visibility across multi-generations of mobile network technologies
  • Seamless monitoring  for 5G deployments with or without Control and User Plane Separation (CUPs)
  • 24x7 automated monitoring of network slices with visibility into north/south/east/west traffic for both public and private cloud applications and services
  • Maximum efficacy of 5G radio bearers to minimize RRC reconfiguration when 5G hands down to LTE.

NETSCOUT's solution delivers end-to-end Smart Visibility from RAN to Core throughout the 5G life cycle

Our powerful software based geo-analytics platform helps you accurately measure performance and effectively pinpoints subscriber-affecting issues across multi-generation (3G/4G/5G) of mobile networks for mobility, data, and VoLTE services in hybrid network environments. 

Our solution assures continuous visibility 24 x7 by automated monitoring of service chains or network slices for east, west, north and south traffic to fulfill rapid response for all 5G use cases. 

Infographic: 5 Ways to Get Smart Visibility from Here to 5G

Infographic: 5 Ways to Get Smart Visibility from Here to 5G

End-to-end Smart Visibility Without Borders, including Cloud RAN (C-RAN), Virtualize Core, and Edge Cloud Computing with NETSCOUT’s carrier-grade monitoring solution that is designed for the cloud.


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NETSCOUT’s 5G Solution with Smart Data Can Help You:

  • Assure data flows and troubleshooting for session trace of both LTE and 5G with or without CUPs
  • Assure services and proactively plan for visibility into Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) based on 5G use cases 
  • Gain seamless visibility into hybrid (physical and virtual) networks  
  • Roll-out and plan drive test and propagation modeling, identifying geographic hotspots and congested cells

Products in this Solution

  • Success Story
  • Data Sheet
  • White Paper
  • Article

Accelerate Your 5G Network Launch With Confidence

NETSCOUT's solution drives insights and helps Carrier Service Providers improve Mean Time To Respond (MTTR) in their 5G Network.

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Orchestrated Service Assurance at the 5G Edge

Carrier Service Provider gains 100% Orchestration with Visibility at The 5G Cloud Edge.

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Close Coverage Gaps In Your 5G Network

Carrier Service Provider closes coverage gaps for 5G Networks with NETSCOUT's TrueCall GeoAnalytics solution.

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Radio Access Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Empower Operations Teams with RAN‑enabled Solutions

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Real-time RAN data drives new technologies, improves network performance, and optimizes customer experience.

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5G Now!

NETSCOUT’s 5G NOW solution for Carrier Service Providers: Gain your competitive advantage on your 5G/IoT/Cloud Journey with NETSCOUT’s Smart Data Solution.

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TrueCall for VoLTE

A new generation of real-time RAN geoanalytics.

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Visibility Without Borders for Service Providers

Learn how NETSCOUT's solution with Smart Data can help you achieve Visibility Without Borders for any service, any cloud, any network, and any workload.

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Key Themes for 2020

This report looks at what communications service providers (CSPs) and their suppliers are doing to keep advancing toward an unknown future with a more agile network that can support whatever comes.

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5G Ready Now!

NETSCOUT’s industry-proven service assurance, security and big data solutions, fueled by Smart Data, can be leveraged by CSPs for all critical phases of the 5G life cycle; which include pre-launch, launch and operations.

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5G Network Visibility

Why CSPs Need Visibility across All Domains, Technologies, and Vendors - A Heavy Reading white paper produced for NETSCOUT

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The Expansion of 5G will Necessitate Service Assurance

5G is a true game changer. How will service providers assure 5G services?

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Future 5G: AR, VR, and Beyond

AR and VR have the potential to revolutionize mobile services.

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Virtualization Picks Up the Pace for 5G – Crawl, Walk, and Run Deployments

Applying virtualization technologies is essential to 5G networks.

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Why 5G is Supercharging the SD-WAN Opportunity for Service Providers

5G is enabling SD-WAN because it provides high bandwidth and (ultra) low latency.

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The Power of Location in Networks Without Borders

NETSCOUT’s “Visibility Without Borders” vision is centered on the belief that digital transformation and virtualization erase the borders across elements and layers that exist in today’s networks and bring end-to-end visibility into how the networks work and perform. Tearing down borders that isolate network components frees operators from the constraints of location, but it does not abstract network performance from location. On the contrary, networks without borders unlock the power of location.

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Automate Your Way Out of Complexity

Senza Fili analyst Monica Paolini talks about the complexity and challenges as networks evolve to 5G and how to improve ROI on their networks.

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5G is Coming

Do you have the critical visibility you need to assure your network?

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5G Virtualization, Vital Not Optional

Optimizing total network traffic over virtual infrastructure entails a comprehensive virtualization strategy that can overcome complexities. With 5G deployments, Virtualization, is Vital not Optional.

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The New Mobile Reality

Mobile carriers are facing the daunting task of upgrading and adding 5G technology to their networks along with new, dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) networks by utilizing virtualization and cloud technology to fundamentally change their cost structure and increase the velocity of service delivery. All these moves increase the complexity of the network and services they deliver.

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5G and Beyond: Hybrid Networks Are Here to Stay

Holistic planning for the assurance of this evolving network now will smooth the introduction and operation of these new technologies later.

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Overcoming 5G Challenges: It's a Life Cycle Thing

A look at the role service assurance plays in each of the different phases of the 5G life cycle.

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