AuthorsT. Dreibholz
TitleA 4G/5G Packet Core as VNF with Open Source MANO and OpenAirInterface
AfilliationCommunication Systems
Project(s)The Center for Resilient Networks and Applications, 5G-VINNI: 5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure , NorNet
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2020
Conference NameProceedings of the 28th IEEE International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM)
Date Published09/2020
Publisher IEEE
Place PublishedHvar, Dalmacija/Croatia
KeywordsEvolved 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.

Citation Key SoftCOM2020-SimulaMetEPC

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