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  1. Integration and testing of Radio Access Network VNFs (RAN-VNF) (high priority);
  2. Research on demand analysis requirements and architecture design for the accelerator adaptation layer on the RAN side  hardware acceleration for RAN  (general priority);
  3. Analysis of requirements for a shared platform for MEC and RAN share platform performance requirements analysis and end-to-end network links and choreography (discussion to be determined);
  • Specify any interface/API specification proposed,

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  1. use-cases, including additional network orchestration requirements (priority to be decided);
  • Identify relevant interface/API specifications:
    • Recommend an architecture for a functional split of the eNodeB (CU, DU, Radio) and the interfaces between physical and virtual components;
    • Based on CU/DU architecture of the realization of interface extension between RAN-VNF and RAN-PNF;

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    • (DN: I believe this bullet is redundant with the previous bullet - can you confirm?)
    • Identify required interfaces for the management of hardware acceleration for the NFVI cloud platform based on CU/DU architecture;
  • Specify and perform testing and integration:

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        • Define test

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        • cases for the RAN-VNF stack based on 4G LTE standard

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      To realize the NFVI integration test case reference for wireless communication network element?PVP testing, PVVP testing?;

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        • ; (DN: Shouldn't we include 5G-NR test cases also?)
        • NFVI integration tests for mobile network elements;
        • Integration with the MANO platform, and testing of NFVI Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) extension features for mobile network elements;
      • Debugging and Tracing
      • Unit/Integration Test plans

      Proposed milestones:

      • 2017 Q4 completed the C-RAN project set up;
      • 2018 Q1 completed the platform integration test based on NFVI optimization;
      • 2018 Q1

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      • start research on requirements for hardware acceleration;
      • 2018 Q1 define requirements for VCO v2.0 demo based on C-RAN use-case
      • 2018 Q2 completion and presentation of VCO v2.0 demo
      • 2018 Q2 the implementation of the 4G LTE RAN-VNF protocol stack test case was presented and the functional test was completed;
      • 2018 Q3 the architecture and interface definition of the accelerator adaptation layer are started;
      • 2018 Q4 Complete the integration test based on optimized NFVI and RAN-VNF (finish the UEàRAN-VNFàCore-VNF link test)
        • Client tools developed for status shows etc.
        • Identity a list of features and functionality will be developed.

      The functional development of the RAN-VNF test case based on 4G LTE;

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      • Identify similar projects is underway or being proposed in OPNFV or upstream project

          None

            • VCO v2.0
            • MEC
            • ONAP - vRAN use-case

           

          • Identify any open source upstream projects and release timeline.

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          Glossary:

          • CU: Centralized Unit - centralized components of RAN shared by multiple antennae
          • DU: Distributed Unit - components of RAN which can be deployed at the mobile antenna
          • C-RAN: Cloud/Centralized Radio Access Network
          • RAN-NFVI: Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure configured and deployed to run C-RAN
          • RAN-VNF: The software components of the C-RAN Virtual Network Function
          • RAN-PNF: Physical Network Function components required to run the C-RAN Virtual Network Function
          • MEC: Mobile Edge Computing
          • PDCP: Packet Data Convergence Protocol
          • RLC: Radio Link Control
          • eNodeB: Enhanced NodeB -  mobile base station
          • vBBU: Virtual Base Band Unit
          • LTE: Long Term Evolution - 4G network architecture for improved mobile networking


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