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Meet the Partners: Athonet

Athonet is an innovative small-medium enterprise (SME) active in the field of mobile core networks.
The company is headquartered in Italy and has branches in France, UK, and the United States of America.

Athonet provides a complete software-based mobile core solution for centralized or highly distributed edge-cloud deployments. With over a decade of experience on the field, Athonet’s customer portfolio spans from telecommunication operators to vertical industries such as energy, mining, and public safety.
The company received a record amount of four Global Mobile Awards at the 2019 edition of the Mobile World Congress, including the prestigious CTO’s Choice Award.

In the context of Affordable5G, Athonet has been evolving its 4G/5G-NSA Software Mobile Core towards a full-fledged 5G SA core network. The 5G-SA Software Mobile Core by Athonet is compliant to 3GPP Rel-15 and newer technical specifications. The apparatus is based on an extremely flexible software architecture on top of which the 3GPP network functions (NFs) are implemented. This asset represents a crucial technological enabler of the pilot tests envisioned by the Affordable5G project.