5G network deployment comprises of multiple AMFs, SMFs, UPFs, gNodeBs etc., intended to provide collaborative services such as network slicing, session management, roaming, load balancing etc.,. These 5G network deployments being large, configuring individual AMFs, SMFs etc., in such large system is difficult. Presented herein are techniques to incorporate 5G network deployments with authenticated distributed ledger to securely store the configuration and subsequent configuration changes (keep only changes from the previous one, using dictionary method: key-value pair to identify the difference), so that AMF configuration can be shared across AMF Set or AMF Region. Further, access to the ledger is based on different criteria such that configurations can be shared with-in or across AMF Regions.
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M M, NIRANJAN, "5G NETWORK DEPLOYMENTS WITH DE-CENTRALISATION OF POLICIES AND CONFIGURATIONS", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 11, 2022)