What Are Best Practices When Launching 5G Services?

The 5G lifecyle is the recommended progression of steps to follow when deploying when launching commercial 5G services.  

What Are the Steps of the 5G Life Cycle?

Best practices suggest the following steps of the 5G life cycle when launching commercial 5G services.

5G Lifecycle Diagram

STEP 1: Improve 5G networks with predictive analysis during a PLANNING phase.

Gain visibility into augmentation measurements required for network planning and design from 4G to 5G with propagation models; accurately reflect path loss around cell sites, avoid over planning and/or under planning network design, and save on CAPEX.

  • Build propagation models
  • Analyze density and patterns of traffic

STEP 2: Assure the reliability of 5G and IoT services in the DESIGN phase.

Achieve visibility into mission-critical IoT services, create new revenue opportunities, assure high availability, secure devices, maintain service level agreements (SLA), and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) with our carrier-grade solutions.

  • Provide input data from modeling
  • Understand traffic growth/trends

STEP 3: Analyze 5G network behavior in the ENGINEERING phase.

From a single pane of glass validate design implementations, test the entire 5G network design before launch, and assure a superior customer experience.

  • Test network design
  • Analyze traffic
  • Validate configuration

STEP 4: Pre-launch your 5G network with a targeted TRIALS phase.

Know your network use near real-time insights, to make 'No-Go or Go' production-ready decisions.

  • Test traffic volume
  • Test system readiness for multiple sites

STEP 5: Know your 5G network uptake during the LAUNCH phase.

Capitalize on the right analytics, for insights into the distribution of 5G services by unique subscriber counts and launch 5G with confidence.

  • Validate customers usage
  • Verify network is working properly
  • Confirm internal resource

STEP 6: Troubleshoot your 5G network in the OPERATIONS phase.

Leverage end-to-end troubleshooting, ensure low latency at the Edge, reduce MTTR, and improve OPEX.

  • Manage CEM
  • Evaluate ROI

STEP 7: Employ GeoAnalytics in the OPTIMIZE phase.

Quickly identify traffic hotspots, determine specific locations to deploy new cell sites, and save on OPEX.

  • Optimize system performance
  • Improve KPIs
  • Drive essential ROI with automation and analytics