The demo was shown as a keynote during the Open Networking and Edge Summit, Sept 28th, held virtually. Heather Kirksey and Amar Kapadai did a great job presenting the latest version of this ongoing demo which includes the use of ONAP for CNF onboarding and deployment.
5G Cloud Native Network
As global communications providers prepare to deliver high-speed connectivity to support new services and use cases, the need for low-latency, high-bandwidth, scalable networks is more important than ever. Conventional industry hardware won’t sustain next-generation mobile technology; the need for cloud native is essential for delivering the performance, capabilities, and automation 5G requires. Benefits include operational consistency, application resilience, simplified and responsive scaling at the microservice level, simplified integration with enterprise-facing cloud native applications, and improved portability between public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.
To address these needs, Linux Foundation’s LF Networking community built a vibrant end-to-end 5G infrastructure Proof of Concept (PoC) by validating residential, enterprise, and mobile (LTE) use cases using open source and proprietary NFV/SDN technologies. In mid 2019, this working group set out to prove that an end-to-end 5G cloud native network could be built on open source cloud native infrastructure across multiple, interoperable vendors and globally dispersed labs. The strategy illustrates how to build, connect, and manage a global 5G network – including on-prem, cloud, and edge operations – on open architecture running cloud native network functions (CNFs) in Kubernetes clusters.
80+ volunteers across 4 open source communities, 15 partner companies, and 2 end users collaborated to build a live prototype unveiled during a keynote demo at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019. The 5G network was built across PoPs in San Diego and Montreal, and an LTE network was built in France. The demo culminated in an end-to-end video call initiated on a 5G handset and radio in a faraday cage on stage, then routed through the labs and over public cloud. The Proof of Concept illustrates how the telecom industry can use cloud native architectures and open source to build out next gen networks and shows solution providers and developers what’s possible in this exciting new space.
5G Cloud Native Network + ONAP Phase 1
Since the Demo debut last fall at ONES, the POC has evolved to incorporate ONAP for 5G CNF onboarding and deployment. This was demonstrated in an LFN Webinar on May 19th: Integrating ONAP with a 5G Cloud Native Network | Amar Kapadia, Aarna Networks & Hanen Garcia, Red Hat.
5G Cloud Native Network + ONAP Phase 2
Phase II of this demo will expand to the RAN and be shown at Open Networking and Edge Summit (ONES) 2020, April 28-29. If you would like to join the working group, please sign up for the mailing list below and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- July 17 - present
Lab 1 with Kaloom (Montreal, Canada):
|Lab Overview||Kaloom SDF Switching Fabric, Lenovo Servers|
|Contact Person||Adrian Stroila, Kaloom|
Lab 2 with UNH-IOL LaaS (Durham, New Hampshire, USA)
|Lab Overview||ONAP Instance running on Bare Metal server|
|Contact Person||Lincoln Lavoie|
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5G Cloud Native Network Functions (CNFs)
|5GC CNFs||5G CNFs consisting of AMF, SMF, UDM, AUSF, UDR, UDSF, NRF||Altran||Rajat Guptafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|SDWAN||Managed L3 connectivity between sites||Turnium||Josh Hicksemail@example.com|
Other Components of the demo
|ONAP||ONAP will be used to orchestrate CNFs onto K8s and manage the lifecycle of those CNFs||Aarna Networks ONAP Distribution|
|K8s||Kubernetes NFVI||Red Hat OpenShift||Hanen Garciafirstname.lastname@example.org|
The 5G Cloud Native Network PoC was nominated as a Finalist for the Leading Lights Awards in the "Most Innovative 5G Strategy" category. Congrats to the team on this recognition! Learn more here.