Athonet Launches Free-to-access Open 5G Core on AWS


Open solution breaks down the barriers to building a full 5G Ecosystem on AWS

Tokyo, Boston and Vicenza, 8th September 2020At the Japan Local 5G Expo in Tokyo today, Athonet, with partners Marubun Corporation and AWS, announced a turning point for the 5G cellular industry – an OPEN 5G core network platform which allows anybody, anywhere in the world, to bring up a 5G network for FREE by simply connecting a RAN network to AWS over an internet connection. 

One of the challenges for many operators, enterprises, radio and device partners is to have a 5G SA core ready to use and test out on AWS. The purpose they have is to test it out for many new 5G new radio versions, new 5G devices being launched, myriad new applications and use cases being tried for 5G. Being used to AWS, many customers and partners don’t want to be in a situation where they need to incur manual efforts to setup and validate core network on AWS. To solve this problem, Athonet, AWS Technology partner, has created a free-to-use SaaS environment for radio, chipset, device or end-user partners to use a 5G test environment on demand. 

With this new launch by Athonet and AWS, the full creativity of the 5G ecosystem can finally be unleashed. 

The Athonet Open5G Platform makes the open standards and interfaces of 3GPP available to the world community. Athonet Open5G opens the 5G ecosystem to new radio and device vendors, application providers, universities, research institutions and innovative start-ups. With AWS, we have a highly scalable and automated platform to service the needs of the Global 5G community.” said Gianluca Verin, CTO of Athonet. 

To use the service simply email us at Interested users in Japan may also  contact Marubun Corporation on The service is provided free at Athonet’s sole discretion and subject to fair use terms and conditions. 

About Athonet 
The Athonet Connectivity Platform is the world’s most used private LTE & 5G platform with nearly 500k SIMs in deployment. Our user-friendly platform allows mobile operators, enterprises, public safety to deploy private mobile networks with ease by attaching any commercial 5G or LTE radios and devices. The Athonet Connectivity Platform contains the full mobile core network and IMS functionality as well as additional features for SIM management, customer self-service and “on-the-fly” integration with IoT applications and platforms. Athonet provides a fully on-premises solution for mission critical use as well as a hybrid-cloud solution for accelerated, affordable deployments on shared and unlicensed spectrum. Athonet deployed the world’s first private LTE network in 2011 and is a winner of an unprecedented 4 GSMA Global Mobile Awards at Mobile World Congress 2109.