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.

A new Work Item, IFA028, and titled as “Report on architecture options to support multiple administrative domains”

A new Work Item, IFA028, and titled as “Report on architecture options to support multiple administrative domains” has been approved. You have more details on it at https://portal.etsi.org/webapp/WorkProgram/Report_WorkItem.asp?WKI_ID=50986

5GEX has actively contributed to the definition and approval of this work-item, by directly introducing the multi-domain concepts considered by the project at the NFV#15 Plenary Meeting in September 2016, and by the continuous support of the partners participating in the ETSI NFV ISG.

OFC demo paper “A Multi-Operator Network Service Orchestration Prototype: The 5G Exchange “ has been accepted

Andrea Sgambelluri (HPE) announced that ”A Multi-Operator Network Service Orchestration Prototype: The 5G Exchange“ demo paper has been accepted for demonstration and publication at SDN & NFV demo session at OFC 2017 in Los Angeles CA, March 2017.

OFC (Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition) is a worldwide conference, with an excellent visibility (last year more than 13.000 attendees were registered).

5GEx project was presented to the ONF Carrier Grade SDN Group

Carlos J. Bernardos (ONF Research Associate, UC3M) presented on 3 October 2016 the 5GEx project to the ONF Carrier Grade SDN group in one of the periodic calls of the group.

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Carrier Grade SDN project focuses on the unique needs of carrier operators of SDN environments. In addition to defining the unique aspects of SDN in these scenarios, this project is working on use cases, deployment considerations and constraints that carrier operators typically operate under.

5GEx have already contributed to the project (as TR5-534 [1]) and we plan to continue this discussion in the following months with 5GEx developments.

Presentation can be found here

[1] https://www.opennetworking.org/images/stories/downloads/working-groups/TR-534_SDN_Carrier_Grade_Framework.pdf