DNS in a 5G Network Core

White papers

New challenges such as orchestration, low latency, and network slicing create different requirements for DNS software and architecture. Check out how OX PowerDNS is 5G-ready and lets you fulfill the promises of a 5G world.

More than 80 countries actively invest in 5G, the latest generation of mobile networks, and global commercial roll-out is ongoing and more are expected in 2020. 5G provides improved performance and bandwidth to supply rapid mobile internet speed, supports factory and manufacturing automation, delivers against high data transfer and scalability requirements of IoT devices, and introduces edge networking to supply services close to the user. To achieve this, 5G comes with a completely new vision. It will incorporate fundamental architectural changes towards an SDN/NFV based network, and specific goals for new services such as VR/AR, achieved with new concepts such as network slicing.

5G aims to provide not just enhanced bandwidth, but also will significantly lower the network latency experienced by connected devices. In addition, 5G will be able to host large numbers of connected devices per cell, an improvement needed for billions of connected ‘Internet of Things’ devices in the near future. New challenges such as orchestration, (ultra)-low latency, and network slicing create different requirements for DNS software and architecture.

For an in-depth overview of 5G requirements for DNS software and architecture, please download the OX whitepaper “DNS in a 5G Network Core: New Requirements and Demands”.