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MWC18: 5G Networks
Presentation / Feb 2018 / MWC18, 5G, FLIPS

The major trend in 5G networks is that of combining connectivity, computing and storage resources into a rich fabric of networked elements, implementing network-based as well as terminal-based software functions. Check out this MWC18 presentation that showcases how InterDigital's FLIPS platform, utilized in numerous EU projects including RIFE, POINT and FLAME, takes advantage of this trend by providing a software-based solution on top of proliferating 5G technologies.

© 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved.© 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 5G Networks Flexible IP-based Services (FLIPS) 5G Network: Observed Trends © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved.2 Edge Deployments Virtualiza6on Converged Layer2 Service-based Architectures for Control & User Plane 5m-Sec From 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps Buildings, cars, street furniture, etc. Slice network and compute resources Programmable networks Interpret anything as a (internet) service E2E latency User experienced data rate Virtual Network Crea6on ETSI NFV MANO Fog/Edge Cloud Traffic Localization Ultra-fast Switching Fast Service Rou6ng Service RouDng over Layer 2 Service Function Chaining Contextual Networking Effects through Virtualiza2on Availability: • virtualized compute en11es deployed, replicated, collabora1ng in the edge network Service just one hop away could be achieved • © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 3 Instan2a2on• : happens in short 1me scales Use of containers can push this into seconds 1mescale• • Synchronization: service replicas might have incomplete information • Rely on backend synchronization (e.g., for content, state, etc.) InterDigital FLIPS Elevator Pitch Solu%on to op%mize the delivery of service requests • on top of emerging programmable infrastructures, while providing the desired quan%ta%ve and qualita%ve benefits (such as in terms of low latency, much higher bandwidth, lower costs, improved security) for novel 5G services The target for this tech: • telcos and switch vendors © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. It looks like IP, it smells like IP, BUT with this technology inside, networks will simply work be7er… 44 © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. InterDigital FLIPS Edge IP Proposition © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. IP FLIPS Border SR IP (BGP) ICNF IP L2 ICNPR ICNTP ICNF IP IP-only Server IP-only Sender and Receiver UE L2 ICNSR S1 S1 S2 ICNF ICNF IP SDN Controller IP NAP IP-only Sender and Receiver UE SDN Switch Surrogate Mgr Monitoring IP FLIPS SR FLIPS SR PCE: Path ComputaEon EnEty SDN technology InterDigital Edge IP blocks PCE SDN Switch SR: Service Router 5 Deployment at Edge Network © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. SR L2 IP TCP HTTP L2 IP TCP SDN & BIER L2 IP TCP HTTP SR L2 IP TCP App App HTTP HTTP Edge Cloud provider Service/app provider IaaS provider SDN & BIER OPENSTACK ONUS • ODL XOS, (M)CORD, etc. Linux Kernel Thin AbstracNon Agent (e.g. OpenvSwitch) CompuNng Storage Networking Linux KernelIa aS Pl at fo rm 6 The FLAME* Service Delivery Pla5orm SDN/NFV-based Edge Pla2orm, enabled by InterDigital FLIPS © 2018 IDE, IT Innova0on, Atos and other members of the FLAME consor0um A new dynamic content produc>on and delivery pla5orm Layered modular architecture with cross • layer opBmizaBon, analyBcs and control Distributed compuBng models that • combine media cloud with mobile edge SoDware• -defined infrastructure to support service endpoint management, rouBng and switching Defines a network of media services • uBlizing infrastructure Suppor>ng enhanced Quality of Experience (QoE) Personalized, interacBve, mobile and • localized media services FLIPS *EUH2020 funded under grant #731677 Media service Media Component CL M C FLAME pla2orm HTTP/IP Management ETSI MANO Monitoring OrchestraBon SF Endpoint Mgmt & Control Service FuncBon RouBng In fra st ru ct ur e sli ce Service-specific Interface EthernetETSI MANOOpenFlow Infrastructure OpenFlow Surrogate Policy Control FQDN RegistraBon ESTI MANO UsersControl & mgmt. plane Data plane 7 Validation through Urban Scale Trials and Experiments Validate pla*orm capabili0es through trials conducted• by ecosystem partners 5 operator infrastructures• 25+ customer trials• New media formats (AR, VR, 360) and distribu0on • channels Engagement with media service providers, content • providers, infrastructure operators and beyond Trials will be conducted in 3 waves from March 2018 to • December 2019 Public funding available through H2020 FLAME project• FLAME enabled cabinet with edge compu0ng capabili0esC FLAME enabled lamp post Fibre network Orchestrator FLAME Cloud Infrastructure Experimentation Services Storage Network FLAME experimenter Compute C C (c) 2018 IT Innova/on, BIO, i2CAT and other members of the FLAME consor/um8 Working with Partners Across Horizon 2020 Partners (38) © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Pla;orm providers Vendors Operators SMEs Academia & Research Institutes Huawei, NEC, Intracom, Thales Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telenor Guifi.net, Avan@, Primetel InterDigital, ATOS CTVC, Ell.i, Martel Consul@ng, Ubitech, B-COM, Eurescom, Nextworks Athens University of Economics & Business, Aalto University, RWTH Aachen, TU Munich, Cambridge University, University of Essex, TU Kaiserslautern, i2CAT, iMinds, King’s College London, Fraunhofer Fokus, IT Aveiro, IT Innova@on, University of Bristol, ETH Zurich Content Disney Research, VRT Belgium Municipalities Barcelona, Bristol-is-Open EUH2020 funded under grant #643990 h]p://www.point-h2020.eu EUH2020 funded under grant #644663 h]p://rife-project.eu EUH2020 funded under grant #731677 h]p://www.ict-flame.eu Unfunded effort in the 5G Private Public Partnership Programme h]p://www.5g-control-plane.eu 13.5MIL EURO Combined H2020 Funding Showcased as ETSI MEC PoC Successful 5G network trial in 2017 9 © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 5G Networks – Demo 1 FLAME-on-a-SHck 10 minutes Pla$orm Deployment Boot-Your-Own Infrastructure …From a memory s2ck! © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. HLS Video Server Control traffic L2 link ~5 emulated users in server cluster IP-only Sender UE MWC Booth Backhaul Network <2 minutes Service Deployment SR PCE SR SDN Switch SDN Controller SDN Switch PCE: Path Computa2on En2ty SR: Service Router 11 Demo Aspect 1: Mul0cast Gain Equals Number of Users © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. SR PCE IP-only Sender UE SDN Controller SDN Switch Aspect 1 demonstrates the multicast gain as well as the reduced server load through multicast delivery of HTTP responses in HLS video streaming scenario Sending 1 HLS stream via mulEcast Video traffic Control traffic L2 link ~5 emulated users in server cluster SR HLS Video Server PCE: Path ComputaEon EnEty SR: Service Router 12 SDN Switch Demo Aspect 2: Surrogate Server for Latency Reduc9on with Switch-Over Times of <1s © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. SR SR PCE IP-only Sender UE ~5 emulated users in server cluster HLS Video Server SDN Controller SDN Switch Aspect 2 demonstrates the latency reducEon and video quality improvement through surrogate server at MWC Sending 1 HLS stream via mulEcast SDN Switch HLS Video Surrogate Server Sending 1 HLS stream via multicast Video traffic Control traffic L2 link PCE: Path ComputaEon EnEty SR: Service Router 13 © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 5G Networks The Disintegrated Terminal Network Send Video Segment Disintegrate Your Terminal …Flexible Function Offloading in Your Own Service Deployment © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Modular mobile app with HTTP• -like interface for inter-process communicaFon (IPC) Internal logic decides • To use efficient IPC if module exists • on device To use FLIPS• -based rouFng to nearest network-based module if module does not exist on device Example: simple video morphing app• UI to control local module availability• Remote Source (S) Receive (R) FuncFon Process (P) FuncFon Display (D) FuncFon User Interface (UI) Display Video View Receive Video Segment/Frame Send Video Segment/Frame Send Video Segment/Frame morph() Receive Video Segment decode() Receive Video Segment Send Video Segment 15 Monolithic Applica-on © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. UI S R User Interface Display Function Process Function Receive Function Remote Source P D S PD UI Network R 16 UI S R User Interface Display Func5on Process Func5on Receive Func5on Remote Source S PD UI Network P D R Use a Powered Mobile Nearby © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 17 UI S R User Interface Display Func5on Process Func5on Receive Func5on Remote Source S D UI Network P D R Use Network Assistance for Processing © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. P 18 Use Nearby Smart TV for Display …but keep control on your device © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. UI S R User Interface Display Func;on Process Func;on Receive Func;on Remote Source S UI Network P D R P D 19