The Telco Cloud Platform tier focuses on the components that are necessary for the deployment and management of CNF workload for 4G, 5G Core, and RAN. The foundational components such as the hypervisor, storage virtualization and network virtualization are consistent as applied across the Infrastructure Tier.

The Telco Cloud Platform Tier provides the foundational capabilities for all workload types such as 4G, 5G Core, RAN, and so on. In an environment that focuses only on 5G Core or RAN cloud-native network functions, the foundational components of the Telco Cloud Infrastructure Tier must be considered.