This section contains the design and deployment considerations for Telco Cloud Platform. Unlike earlier versions of the Telco Cloud Reference Architecture guides where each stack (Telco Cloud Infrastructure, Telco Cloud Platform 5G Core and Telco Cloud Platform RAN) was treated separately, this revised Telco Cloud Reference architecture guide combines the design elements from all the stacks into a single telco cloud solution design.

Most brownfield deployments of VMware Telco Cloud evolved over time and now incorporate cloud-native functionality and RAN architectures. Greenfield deployments might be skewed toward a particular use case. However, even in a Telco Cloud RAN only deployment, common and foundational components such as the management domain and the compute resource domains exist.