Voice And Video Delivery In The 5G Era

The recent 5G events and campaigns around the world have demonstrated that 5G is fundamentally changing the way communities and businesses communicate. Interactions using real-time communication services, such as voice and video over 5G, will be essential components of all 5G solutions. Under the 5G implementation framework, voice and video require careful end-to-end design and deployment.

The figure below shows some of the questions that telecom service providers may have during the 5G deployment process. Figure 1: 5G design and deployment questions that need answers The changing complexities in voice and video deployments We know that voice and video services are undergoing a two-dimensional transformation. The first is in terms of the codec technology (HD, VHD and so on), and the second is with respect to the underlying infrastructure used to deploy the services. There are many operators who have already deployed VoLTE over traditional network infrastructure, and they are facing a lot of challenges, including interoperability, roaming and service continuity. In addition, voice/video on an SDN/NFV environment pose a whole new set of reliability and performance challenges. Voice/video over 5G will further introduce new components, such as new access and core networks.

Voice And Video Delivery In The 5G Era