White Paper: 5GEx Multi-domain Service Creation – from 90 days to 90 minutes

Network Service Providers today are limited when trying to maximize usage efficiency of their resources, and limited in revenue generation capability, due to rigid service offerings which often take up to 90 days to provision. This is a particular problem across multiple operator and geographical domains. The 5GEx project is creating an agile exchange mechanism for contracting, invoking, and settling the wholesale consumption of resources and virtual network services which can be provisioned in less than 90 minutes and then rapidly invoked. This exchange mechanism will enable network operators, application providers, and other stakeholders in the 5G supply chain to deliver new service value for 5G customers, while at the same create and enhance revenue-generating potential for 5G providers, third party verticals, and others in the supply chain.