TPG Telecom Elevates 5G Network Security with Automated Software Upgrades

TPG Telecom has integrated automated software features to fortify its 5G network’s security and reliability while enhancing customer experience.
TPG Telecom customersPartnering with network equipment partner Ericsson, Australia-based TPG Telecom has introduced an automated In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) capability for functions within Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G Core, setting a new benchmark in software automation within 5G Core and cloud-native technologies.

The deployment of this upgrade empowers TPG Telecom with enhanced flexibility, enabling swifter updates of new network features and substantially improving responsiveness and execution times of end-to-end flows within its core network.

For TPG Telecom’s multi-million customers, this technological advancement translates into tangible service improvements, including accelerated delivery of new security and reliability features in a more stable manner. Consequently, customers can anticipate fewer interruptions and heightened network performance.

Compared to conventional network upgrade mechanisms, the ISSU implementation offers a remarkable 70 percent reduction in software upgrade execution time for the targeted functions in this initial rollout, eliminating the necessity for external assistance during upgrades.

Clinton Fick, TPG Telecom General Manager Core Network Applications, expressed, “This marks a significant milestone for TPG Telecom’s digital transformation journey, as we continue to build Australia’s most innovative and advanced mobile network. By harnessing new and innovative automation technologies we can improve network performance and customer experience, while also boosting security and reliability.”

Emilio Romeo, Head of Ericsson Australia & New Zealand, said, “We are collaborating with TPG Telecom as they unveil the successful implementation of an automated In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) capability enabled by Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G Core. This milestone is not only a significant shift in software automation but also heralds a new era of agility and efficiency in network management.”