1st 5G-Ex Workshop, Madrid, Spain – May 31st, 2017

The 5GEx project is organizing a half-day workshop, in collaboration and co-located with the Network Virtualization Europe 2017 event (Meliá Avenida América, Madrid, Spain – May 31st, 2017)

Workshop Title: Multi-Provider NFV: Towards a Coopetitive Service Ecosystem – The 5G Exchange Approach

Workshop description

The workshop aims to present the advances towards the orchestration of NFV-based services for multi-provider environments. The proposed picture will come from operators and industrial actors, sharing experiences, faced challenges and forward-looking visions, including the progress of the 5GEx project. The workshop will be structured in three main blocks, covering (1) needs and motivation, (2) technologies and solutions, and (3) evolution towards the new ecosystem. The presentations will be complemented by some demonstrations of prototypes for multi-domain orchestration.


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Presence at Global Future Network Development Summit

Global Future Network Development Summit (17-18 April 2017 Nanjing; http:/www.gfnds.com/en/) dedicated to the 5G development trends and construction of experiment facilities for future network and experiment application prospects.

“Network Programmability – Key Challenges in Realising 5G Architecture” Alex Galis – invited presentation covered the recent challenges, design, development networked systems and components in 5G architecture, E2E management and orchestration utilising the concepts of network programmability, softwarization and network slicing with specific reference to multi-domain orchestration results developed in the 5GEX project.

5GEx demo on OFC 2017, Los Angeles

A 5GEx delegation showed an integrated demo of two project experiments at OFC 2017 in Los Angeles. OFC was a great event with over 15,000 attendees and this demo gave a good visibility to our project. Among 18 stands at the Data Center Summit of OFC, the balancing robot experiment combined with the foundation experiment setup was very appealing: the demo showcased in particular the value that 5G Exchange offers to Vertical Industries 4.0 customers. Many attendees were interested in both our activities and our approach, asking questions and discussing our architecture and interface choices for multi-operator multi- domain service creation.



A new book chapter is finally accepted for publication

Our new book chapter is finally accepted for publication in the book titled “Guide to Securityin SDN and NFV – Challenges, Opportunities, and Applications” to be published by Springer.

Authors: Mateus Augusto Silva Santos, Alireza Ranjbar (Ericsson), Gergely Biczók (BME), Barbara Martini and Francesco Paolucci (SSSA)

Title: “Security requirements for multi-operator service orchestration and delivery for 5G”

5G PPP whitepaper presented at Mobile World Congress

On February 28th, at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, the 5G Infrastructure Association hosted a press, media and ICT industry analyst event on the Evolution of European 5G initiatives from Research to Trials. During the event, a new white paper highlighting the progress achieved by phase 1 projects, including contributions from 5GEx, has been presented. The paper identifies recommendations of the EU telecom sector towards harmonized 5G standardisation, spectrum, deployment and regulation. 5GEx contributed to the sections on 5G business transformation and orchestration.

More news about the MWC event can be found here , while the whitepaper can be downloaded at here.

D3.1 “Description of protocol and component design”


This description of protocol and component design is the first technical deliverable of the project and is based i) on the ongoing architravedefinition and ii) on a bottom-up component design. The project executionis structured into three agile cycles of architecture, use and business case definitions (plan) – design & implementation (build) – experimentation (measure) – feedback (learn). Correspondingly, the current design’s scope is on key enablers  or multi-provider operation: discovery, value added connectivity control, resource orchestration and SLA management components. Further, our goal was to explore and include pre-existing know-how from UNIFY, T-NOVA, ETICS projects as well and SME products into the preliminary design. It is non-scope of this report to achieve full integration or to define and design the complete set of 5GEx features. Continue reading

Multi-Provider Slice creation use case approved for inclusion in TR28.801

“Study on management and orchestration of network slicing for next generation network”

During the last 3GPP SA5 meeting held in Porto on 16-20 Jan 2017, Ishan Vaishnavi (HWDU) presented one of the main use cases of the 5GEx project: the ability to create multi-operator slice for inclusion in the ongoing study on slicing management and orchestration for the next generation network.  The contribution was approved after significant discussions and revisions and is now use case described under Section 5.19 titled “Creating an end-to-end network slice instance across multiple operators” of TR28.801 version 0.4.0. The implication of this inclusion is that the next generation of telecommunication network management shall support this use case driven by 5GEx and welcome further contributions to support it during the normative phase.