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5G Mobile Network Architecture for diverse services, use cases, and applications in 5G and beyond

5G Mobile Network Architecture for diverse services, use cases, and applications in 5G and beyond

Objective

Motivation: The expected diversity of services and use cases in 5G requires a flexible, adaptable, and programmable architecture. While the design of such an architecture has been addressed by 5G-PPP Phase 1 at a conceptual level, it must be brought into practice in Phase 2. To this end, 5G-MoNArch will (i) evolve 5G-PPP Phase 1 concepts to a fully-fledged architecture, (ii) develop prototype implementations and (iii) apply these prototypes to representative use cases.

Approach: 5G-MoNArch architecture design will combine Phase 1 concepts (such as virtualisation, slicing and orchestration of access and core functions) with three enabling innovations that fill gaps not ad-dressed in Phase 1: (i) inter-slice control and cross-domain management, to enable the coordination across slices and domains, (ii) experiment-driven optimization, to leverage experimental results to design highly performing algorithms, and (iii) cloud-enabled protocol stack, to gain flexibility in the orchestration of virtualised functions.

Testbeds: The devised architecture will be deployed in two testbeds: (i) the sea port, representative of a vertical industry use case, and (ii) the touristic city, representative of a mobile operator deployment. For each testbed, 5G-MoNArch will instantiate the architecture and complement it with a use case specific functionality – the two functional innovations of 5G-MoNArch: (i) resilience and security, needed to meet the sea port requirements, and (ii) resource elasticity, to make an efficient use of the resources in the touristic city.

Impact: 5G-MoNArch has a very high potential for commercial impact, including enhanced products (e.g., orchestrators or edge-cloud RAN), novel services (enabled by network slicing) and opportunities for new market players. To exploit this potential, 5G-MoNArch has elaborated a thorough and realistic innovation plan that includes patents and standards.
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NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS GMBH &CO KG

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Werinherstrasse 91
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Other

EU Contribution

€ 929 244,66

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL GMBH

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Werinherstr 91
81541 Munchen

Germany

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

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UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 669 294,24

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 746 459,21

NOKIA BELL LABS FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 327 594,35

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 580 464,30

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 416 220,79

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 558 834,99

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 458 469,08

HAMBURG PORT AUTHORITY

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 299 177,75

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 547 985,69

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 330 610,78

MOBICS TELECOMMUNICATION AND CONSULTING SERVICES SA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 261 840,41

REAL WIRELESS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 581 290

NOMOR RESEARCH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 665 727,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 307 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 761445

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2017

  • End date

    30 June 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 681 088,75

  • EU contribution

    € 7 681 088,75

Coordinated by:

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS GMBH &CO KG

Germany