5GPPP Architecture WG has released “5G Architecture White Paper v2.0.” This paper highlights the key 5G architecture design recommendations from 5GPPP Phase 1 and provides a baseline architecture for Phases 2 and 3.
5G-MoNarch is editing a Special Issue on Flexible and Adaptive 5G Mobile Network Architecture Design for E2E Network Slicing for the journal Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. We would like to invite authors to submit original papers.
This deliverable describes the criteria and requirements necessary to achieve a flexible, adaptable and programmable fully-fledged architecture for 5G mobile networks. The architecture will incorporate the key enabling innovations (i.e., inter-slice control and cross-domain management; experiment-driven optimisation; and cloud-enable protocol stack) and the key functional innovations (i.e., resilience and security, and resource elasticity) of the 5G-MoNArch project.
This deliverable delineates a baseline architecture for the 5G-MoNArch project based on the consolidated view coming from the work of the relevant fora, consortia, SDOs (such as, 3GPP and ETSI), 5G PPP Phase 1 projects along with 5G PPP WGs. After defining this baseline architecture, all the 5G system gaps that need to be addressed by the innovations proposed by the project with a particular focus on E2E network slicing are identified.
On Tuesday August 29th, 2017, a panel was organized at the University of Bologna, Politecnico, in the framework of the 14th edition of the ISWCS. ISWCS is a symposium sponsored by IEEE and Desio, and this 14th edition was dedicated to “wireless communications systems”. 5G MoNArch was invited to organize a panel on “network slicing” for 5G systems, with a specific focus on how to include vertical stakeholders into the network slicing implementation. The panellists were Mauro Boldi (Telecom Italia, 5G MoNArch Dissemination WP leader and moderator of the panel), Enrico Buracchini from Telecom Italia, Chen Tao from VTT, Markus Breitbach from Deutsche Telekom and Omer Bulakci from Huawei GRC. The goal of the panel was also to share the views and insights of 5G-PPP Phase 1 projects such as 5G NORMA, METIS-II and Coherent, and furthermore to check the status of the activities about network slicing in the 5G-PPP Architecture Working Group, where Dr. Bulakci acts as vice-chairman. The audience was of about 70 people from researchers and industrial delegates and appreciated the panel asking several questions to the speakers during the Q&A final session.
The kickoff meeting of the 5G-MoNArch project took place in Munich from July 4-6, 2017. Since most of the work packages started together, it was an intense exercise, but with good progress in setting the baselines.