Conference paper Open Access
Manos Dramitinos; Marco Di Girolamo; Ηåkon Lønsethagen
In this paper we specify possible alternatives for technical and business coordination of 5G services enablers delivered and facilitated by service components from and across multiple providers. We discuss how this is achieved by means of the 5GEx wholesale service exchange and orchestration framework, and show the merits of supporting open standard interfaces, generic yet expressive abstraction models, and business coordination logic. The 5GEx framework enablers are adapting to multiple degrees of stakeholders’ trust, degree of collaboration and market maturity. We focus on wholesale service models, challenges and pricing aspects, and present 5GEx deployment variants that are tailored to different degree of 5G stakeholders’ collaboration and trust.