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.
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”
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.
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