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5G Development and Validation Platform for global Industry-specific Network Services and Apps

Martrat, Josep; Castro, Sonia; Bredel, Michael; Vilalta, Ricard

5GTANGO puts forth the flexible programmability of 5G networks with i) a NFV-enabled Service Development Kit (SDK) ii) a Store platform with advanced validation and verification mechanisms for VNFs/Network Services qualification (including 3rd party contributions) and iii) a modular Service Platform with an innovative orchestrator in order to bridge the gap between business needs and network operational management systems.
We propose an integrated vendor-independent platform where the outcome of the development kit that is a packaged NFV forwarding graph of composed services, is automatically tested and validated in the Store for their posterior deployment with a customizable orchestrator compatible with common existing Virtual Infrastructure Managers (VIM) and SDN controllers.
The combination of the proposed toolkit, validation Store and the service platform realises an extended multi-modal NFV DevOps model between service developers, telecom operators and vertical industries, increasing operational efficiency, facilitating the implementation and validation of new services and accelerating the adoption of NFV technologies.

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