Press Releases 2023

SoftBank Corp. Starts SRv6 MUP Field Trial in
Commercial 5G Network

February 24, 2023
SoftBank Corp.

SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) today announced that it has started a field trial of Segment Routing IPv6 Mobile User Plane (SRv6 MUP*1) in its commercial 5G Network. The trial started on February 13, 2023. SoftBank-led SRv6 MUP can deliver 5G Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and network slicing with unprecedented cost-efficiency and operational advantages over legacy technologies. SoftBank is pursuing an accelerated introduction of SRv6 MUP in its commercial services.

SoftBank will exhibit an advanced demonstration of MEC and network slicing on SRv6 MUP, proving the operational ease of delivering network slicing to MEC when SRv6 MUP is used instead of conventional mobile user plane (U-plane) technologies. The demo will be hosted in the booth*2 of Arrcus Inc. at Mobile World Congress Barcelona (MWC Barcelona) in Spain from February 27 to March 2, 2023. MWC Barcelona is the largest and most influential event for the connectivity ecosystem.

SoftBank will continue the development of SRv6 MUP to deliver highly efficient MEC and network slicing in collaboration with other operators and different industry players around the world.

Image of SRv6 MUP

Image of SRv6 MUP
  1. *1
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  2. *2
    Hall 2, Stand 2D19.
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