The non-standalone version of 5G New Radio (NR), NSA, uses the 4G LTE network for some parts of the overall 5G service. In the NSA model, the end-user side of the service where higher data is required utilises the 5G radio network capabilities. However, the control functions such as signalling still use the existing 4G LTE core network.What kind of technology does NSA and SA use?
For both NSA and SA, new radio network technology (NR) is being used. New radio will satisfy high bandwidth needs such as VR, 8-12K video, etc., which is called eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband).What is 5G, SA, NSA, iBASIS?
The major first step taken by iBASIS to prepare for 5G video bandwidth explosion is deploying 100Gbps interfaces for 5G NSA. The “real” 5G deployment is Stand Alone (SA) because it brings all possible use cases to the 5G mobile network, such as high throughput, low latency communications, massive IoT, network slicing, etc.What are standalone and non-standalone 5G NR?
Non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) are two different modes for the deployment of 5G New Radio (NR) mobile networks. The non-standalone variant of 5G NR is a deployment model that uses the existing 4G LTE network infrastructure to enable 5G. Standalone is when 5G NR networks are deployed without any dependency on the existing 4G LTE networks.