5G Development and validation platform for global industry-specific network services and Apps
ICT-08-2017: 5G PPP Convergent Technologies
The project puts forth the flexible programmability of 5G networks with i) a NFV-enabled Service Development Kit (SDK) ii) a Store platform with advanced validation and verification mechanisms for VNFs/Network Services qualification (including 3rd party contributions) and iii) a modular Service Platform with an innovative orchestrator in order to bridge the gap between business needs and network operational management systems. We propose an integrated vendor-independent platform where the outcome of the development kit that is a packaged NFV forwarding graph of composed services, is automatically tested and validated in the Store for their posterior deployment with a customizable orchestrator compatible with common existing Virtual Infrastructure Managers (VIM) and SDN controllers in the market. The combination of the proposed toolkit, validation Store and the service platform realises an extended multi-modal NFV DevOps model between service developers, telecom operators and vertical industries, increasing operational efficiency, facilitating the implementation and validation of new services and accelerating the adoption of NFV technologies.