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MWC19: Core Network Testbeds

View the slides from our demonstration on Core Network Testbeds from MWC19!

© 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved.© 2019 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Core Network Testbeds Advancing Terminal Connectivity through Enhanced End-to-End Service Based Architecture A Stalling or Invigorated Terminal Market? Terminal Evolution Network Evolution Extension of the terminal across the far edge with new emerging form factors Rel15/16 Rel17 Beyond 5G The app economy boom – brought on by the Internet Feature stagnation – just faster and more camera? Decline threat through lack of differentiation Extending SBA vision to terminal Flexibility increase through shift to Service-based Architecture (SBA) Distributed user experiences and interactions Cloud-native environments from distant to far edge cloud © 2019 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved.2 © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 4 Our Vision Apply principles that made major Internet players successful to enable new wireless experiences by delivering a flexible, innovative micro-service platform that is integrated across the distant cloud over mobile networks to far edge devices. The target for this tech: Smartphone & edge device vendors, telcos Drive micro-services from the deep cloud data center down into new terminals and user interactions © 2019 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved.3 © 2018 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved. An Early Glance on that Vision Bob is traveling but he wants to join his family for a joint VR experience All three are viewing a VR movie, delivered over the system in efficient multicast Storyboard Home Hotel After the movie, Bob installs an app, sponsored by the hotel, that creates video effects Bob’s terminal is discharging rapidly so he moves the processing to the hotel’s server Bob’s tired of watching on his terminal and moves the display to the large screen TV in his room © 2019 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved.5 Demo Aspect 1: Multicast Gains Through Novel Service Routing …Down to the Radio Link to Improve Terminal-centric Experiences L2 IP (BGP) IP IP 5GAN/UPF L2 L2 MR 5GAN/UPF L2IF L2 IPP OF OF OF IF IF SDN Controller SDN Switch SFEMC Monitoring NRF SDN Switch IF IPP VR App VR server VR App VR app Border MR MR MR Multicast gain through novel service routing over Layer 2 With SBA over 5GLAN/WLAN, multicast gain will be achieved down to the wireless link The multicast gain also translates into server load reductions of the same factor © 2019 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved.6 NRF: Name Resolution Function MR: Message Routing SDN Technology IDCC IP Blocks L2 IP (BGP) IP IP 5GAN/UPF L2 L2 MR 5GAN/UPF L2IF L2 IPP OF OF OF IF IF SDN Controller SDN Switch SFEMC Monitoring NRF SDN Switch IF IPP DPR App Border MR MR MR Install application, extract service template and initiate orchestration MR IP IF Processing Server Orchestration deploys your own micro-service or a shared service instance into cloud-native infrastructure MR IP IF Playstore Server Download application with packaged service orchestration template MR MR L2 Demo Aspect 2: Boot Your Own Service From Your Smartphone © 2019 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved.7 NRF: Name Resolution Function MR: Message Routing SDN Technology IDCC IP Blocks DPR appDR AppR App Demo Aspect 3: Extend the Smartphone-Centric Experience Towards new User Interactions L2 IP (BGP) IP IP 5GAN/UPF L2 L2 MR 5GAN/UPF L2IF L2 IPP OF OF OF IF IF SDN Controller SFEMC Monitoring NRF SDN Switch IF IPP Border MR MR MR MR IP IF Processing Server MR IP IF Playstore Server MR L2Display Server NRF: Name Resolution Function MR: Message Routing SDN Technology IDCC IP Blocks SDN Switch P Process deployed previously is now being used. Video is being shown on more suitable display © 2019 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved.8 Start application, with a monolithic execution on the smartphone only. The application consists of: R process: receiving a stream P process: processing (e.g., tilting) video D process: displaying vide on suitable surfaceMove off processing by killing local P process Move off display for better viewing experience by killing local D process What Drives this Vision? Internet applications (Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, …)5G applications (vertical CPs, novel 5G app, new 5G UPs, Internet apps)Anything-as-a-Service (new interactive, immersive experiences, localized where possible) Service-based architecture for cloud applicationsService-based architecture for cloud applicationsService-based architecture across all edge and the Internet Multi access edge (fixed & wireless) ISP Micro-Services from Far-Edge to Distant Cloud Internet © 2019 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved.10 Well-proven Internet technology, such as web services, HTTP, IP, … mixed with virtualization technology Internet Connectivity SBA-based 5G Cellular SBA-based Far Edge • Micro-service vision with anything-as-a- service • Efficient service message routing • Regional data centres with SD-WAN transport Service Instance 2 Service Instance 3 Service Instance 1 Service Instance 1 Service Registration & Discovery Message Routing Authorisation Failover Mgmt. Service Instance 2 Service Instance 1 Infrastructure Policy Enforcement Service Messaging Platform Service 1 Service 2 Service 3 Move to Cloud-Native Operator Environments © 2019 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved.11 Micro- service SBA (Mobile) Application Ecosystem Service Orchestration Cellular as a Distributed LAN (5GLAN) Network Slicing Install Your Own Service and Network Internet-as-an-Application © 2019 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved.12 Our Contribution to this Vision 5G Rel16 compliant service delivery platform that has proven MEC services & capabilities, delivered in minutes or less over managed cloud-native operator infrastructures • We have also proven an array of other capabilities are possible through this technological approach: 1. Cap linear cost increases of HTTP-based streaming through L2 multicast method 2. Reduce E2E latency significantly by dynamic end point selection nearest to users <20ms 3. Reduce recovery from service & network failures to <1sec compared to DNS-based failovers in minutes 4. Increase device battery performance by 50% through real time offloading device functions to edge resources • Pushing beyond Rel16 with integration of user plane and terminal-based micro-services InterDigital SBA Platform Grounded into Ongoing Rel16 Work but Pushing the Vision Beyond (5G) IDCC SBA platform In fra st ru ct ur e sli ce SF Endpoint Mgmt & Control Service Function Control Virtual Instance Manager Service Function Monitor Orchestrator TOSCA Template Validator TOSCA Template Parser Infrastructure Resource Descriptor H TTP/IP HLSARvCDN …VR ETSI MANO InterDigital 3GPP Compliant SBA Development Platform User Plane Service Registration & Discovery Policy EnforcementAuthentication Message Routing 3GPP Service Framework InfrastructureOpenFlow OpenStack MMESMFAMF Control Plane … © 2019 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved.14 L2 IP (BGP) IP IP 5GAN/UPF L2 L2 5GAN/UPF L2IF L2 IPP OF OF OF IF IF SDN Controller SFEMC Monitoring NRF IF IPP Server App Border MR MR InterDigital SBA Platform Moving Onto the Terminal to Pave the Way for New User Interactions NRF: Name Resolution Function MR: Message Routing SDN Technology IDCC IP Blocks SDN Switch SDN Switch App MR App MR © 2019 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved.15 • Validate platform capabilities through trials conducted by ecosystem partners • 5 operator infrastructures • 25+ customer trials • New media formats (AR, VR, 360) and distribution channels • Engagement with media service providers, content providers, infrastructure operators and beyond • Trials will be conducted in 3 waves from January 2019 to June 2020 • Public funding available through H2020 FLAME project FLAME enabled cabinet with edge computing capabilitiesC FLAME enabled lamp post Fibre network Orchestrator FLAME Cloud Infrastructure Experimentation Services Storage Network FLAME experimenter Compute C C © 2019 IT Innovation, BIO, i2CAT and other members of the FLAME consortium16 Validation through Urban Scale Trials & Experiments Technology Highlights • Multi-RAT • 5G NR & 5G mmW • LTE-A • Wi-Fi • Micro-data centers in • Roman Baths & Guildhall • We The Curious • Smart Internet Lab providing MEC services • Use cases in guided VR tours, AI-assisted image recognition & public safety Deployed Across Two UK Cities for Large-Scale Trials in 2019 © 2019 InterDigital, Inc. All Rights Reserved.17 Partners (38) Platform Providers Vendors Operators SMEs Academia & Research Institutes Huawei, NEC, Intracom, Thales Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telenor Guifi.net, Avanti, Primetel InterDigital, ATOS CTVC, Ell.i, Martel Consulting, 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 Innovation, University of Bristol, ETH Zurich Content Disney Research, VRT Belgium Municipalities Barcelona, Bristol-is-Open EUH2020 funded under grant #643990 http://www.point-h2020.eu EUH2020 funded under grant #644663 http://rife-project.eu EUH2020 funded under grant #731677 http://www.ict-flame.eu Unfunded international research and innovation project http://www.5g-control-plane.eu 13.5MIL EURO Combined H2020 Funding Showcased as ETSI MEC PoC Successful 5G network trial in 2017 Won CSI Award 2018 Working with Partners Across Horizon 2020 © 2019 InterDigital, Inc. 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