|Title||A 4G/5G Packet Core as VNF with Open Source MANO and OpenAirInterface|
|Project(s)||The Center for Resilient Networks and Applications, 5G-VINNI: 5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure , NorNet|
|Publication Type||Proceedings, refereed|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the 28th IEEE International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM)|
|Place Published||Hvar, Dalmacija/Croatia|
|Keywords||Evolved Packet Core (EPC), Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), Open Source MANO (OSM), OpenAirInterface, Testbed, Virtual Network Function (VNF)|
5G, the fifth generation of mobile broadband networks, is going to make a large range of new applications possible. However, further research is necessary, and the basic step, i.e. setting up a 4G/5G testbed infrastructure, is a complicated and error-prone task. In this abstract and poster, we introduce our open source SimulaMet EPC Virtual Network Function (VNF), as an easy way to set up a 4G/5G testbed based on Open Source MANO and OpenAirInterface. We would like to showcase how a researcher can use our VNF as part of his own research testbed setup. Therefore, the focus is particularly on the user interface details and features of the SimulaMet EPC VNF.