Versa, Nabiq Partner to Deliver Advanced Private 5G in Japan

Versa Networks, a secure access service edge (SASE) leader, and Nabiq of Japan today announced a new partnership to deliver advanced [rivate 5G services for enterprise customers throughout Japan. Leveraging integrated security, networking and Versa’s platform for hosting 5G core technology, Nabiq offers these capabilities as a managed service for its enterprise customers and local 5G partners, such as Tamagawa Holdings Co. Ltd.

Tamagawa Holding plans to deliver the private 5G sharing service, which provides private 5G capabilities to enterprises on Tamagawa’s on-premise 5G platform.  Nabiq manages the installation and operation of Tamagawa’s platform with its experience in the wireless broadband business. Tamagawa and Nabiq have added Versa’s enhanced managed capabilities to the private 5G sharing service.

Nabiq’s’s cloud-based private 5G service is delivered from 5G services hosted on AWS, with the on-premise Versa platform hosting the user-plane function (UPF) and control plane function of the private 5G services at the customer premises, all integrated using service-chaining with the trademarked Versa Operating System (VOS).

Versa’s VOS enables am approach to 5G edge solutions by combining virtual machines with SASE multi-tenancy to enable hosting and slicing of the 5G UPF data plane, connectivity and security for the 5G control plane. This approach enables customers’ sensitive data to remain secured on-site, and delivers the low latency and performance required for AI applications, IOT and sensors. Versa also supports customers with a single edge platform, which is important in dense metro areas such as Tokyo.

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