Vendor 5G readiness evaluation
Northstream assisted a European mobile operator to assess vendors’ readiness in their 5G offering, as part of the radio network RFQ evaluation. Based on direct input from all involved vendors, Northstream individually and comparatively assessed the respective vendors’:
- current product offerings in terms of upgradability and reusability in the evolution to future 5G network;
- clarity and scope of the roadmap for future LTE-A and 5G products, as well as the timing and level of details for supporting specific features and spectrum bands;
- commitment and ability to contribute to standardization as well as delivering equipment complying with standards once finalized in accordance with 3GPP’s timeline.
Based on these analysis, Northstream produced a fact-based assessment report to indicate the 5G readiness of the respective vendors participating the RFQ.