Azure Private 5G Core Preview
Rapidly deploy and manage private 5G networks at the enterprise edge
High performance and secure private 5G connectivity at the enterprise edge
Azure Private 5G Core offers simple, scalable, and secure deployment of private 5G core networks on an Azure Arc–managed edge platform within the Azure private multi-access edge compute (MEC) solution. Deploy and connect in minutes for coverage with 4G or 5G standalone radios, and centrally manage private 5G networks across global sites.
5G core network functions including User Plane, Control Plane, Subscriber, and Policy deployed on Azure private MEC
Single multi-access core to support both 4G LTE and 5G standalone radio access network (RAN) from any vendor
Centralized orchestration and automation of 5G core software, service management for configuration, and monitoring
APIs to securely provision a SIM and monitor RAN metrics
Simplify delivery of 5G wireless networks
Deploy a complete set of 5G core functions on a small footprint compute running on Azure Stack Edge at the enterprise site. Select from a wide range of radio vendors to deliver low-latency connectivity for enterprises. Use a single core for 4G or 5G standalone radio deployments to simplify operations and reduce the cost of managing multiple access technologies.
Deploy your network in minutes
Simplify and speed up a traditionally complex and time-consuming process. Deploy a private 5G core network at the enterprise edge in minutes with Azure Private 5G Core.
Scale globally with unified cloud management
Easily deploy a 5G core network in any part of the world using a single interface. Manage, troubleshoot, and view the health of your distributed edge sites across the world through a central dashboard.
Secure private wireless networks
Leverage Microsoft Zero Trust principles to protect your 5G network, workloads, applications, and services. The 5G network operates as a single tenant service, enabling enterprises to own and control their data. Further enhance security with Azure services such as Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, which provides robust end-to-end security when combined with private 5G.
Leverage solutions from a rich ecosystem
Azure Private 5G Core offers a wide range of partner technology solutions, including RAN and SIM services, to deliver connectivity to meet enterprise needs. This enables operators and system integrators to deliver and manage private networks and applications for enterprises based on their unique environment and global-scale needs.
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Azure Private 5G Core pricing
Azure private 5G Core is offered at no cost during the preview.
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Azure Private 5G Core resources and documentation
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Frequently asked questions about Azure Private 5G Core
The cloud components of Azure Private 5G Core can be deployed in the US East Azure region. However, the service itself runs on Azure Stack Edge on premises. Additional Azure regions will be announced in the future.
Azure Private 5G Core deploys the 5G core network functions on the Azure Stack Edge Pro SKU. You'll need to purchase this Microsoft hardware through Azure.
Yes. You'll be able to deploy a private 5G network for enterprise scenarios with this service. In addition to the 5G core software, you'll need to purchase components such as SIMs and RANs to complete your solution. The ecosystem of trusted Private 5G Core partners can provide you with these components.
Azure Private 5G Core connects with any standard 5G standalone radios over standard N1/N2/N3 interfaces. The 5G core network functions comply with 3GPP specifications.