Enea launches a dual-mode 5G service engine


Enea launched the 5G Service Engine (5G-SE), a converged dual-mode 4G and 5G platform to enable CSPs to launch new enhanced 5G services and seamlessly transition existing 4G services.

CSPs can now deploy Gi-LAN and N6 services simultaneously with 4G packet gateway and 5G function (UPF) in a multi-vendor cloud-native architecture. This flexibility means that CSPs no longer need to maintain services within each packet core, greatly reducing the cost and complexity to manage dual operations and 4G/5G transition.

Despite strong growth in 5G adoption, 4G subscriptions are still on the rise. In the first quarter of 2022, 4G increased by 70 million to reach 4.9 billion[1]and the time when 5G subscriptions could overtake 4G is years away, in 2027. As 4G dominance continues, CSPs need an agile architecture that can handle dual-mode services during the transition.

The Enea 5G service engine meets high performance requirements while offering a reduced physical footprint and ease of deployment thanks to an automated and centralized management system. This reduces the total cost of ownership and time to market for new services.

The 5G service engine also features a stateless architecture that uses a common data store for all 5G and 4G subscriber session information. This facilitates horizontal scalability and provides a seamless transition between radio and packet communication.re.

Osvaldo Aldao, Vice President of Product Management
In order to achieve efficiencies, CSPs will need to converge online services for 4G EPC and 5G-Core. We developed the Enea 5G Service Engine with this belief in mind. It helps forward-looking operators easily transition between existing 4G network services and efficiency and deliver a better 4G and 5G end-user experience.

Dave Bolan, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group
As we enter the true era of 5G with autonomous networks, operators want to offer new services promised by 5G while integrating existing services from the 4G world. Enea’s 5G services engine certainly meets the need to simplify operations and offer more value-added services for carrier customers, with the latest container-based cloud-native architecture enabling microservices to be offered by the operators.

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