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.

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).