Conference paper Open Access
Parada, C.; Bonnet, J.; Kapassa, E.; Touloupou, M.; Kyriazis, D.; Xilouris, G.; Fotopoulou, E.; Zafeiropoulos, A.; Vilalta, Ricard; Muñoz, Raül; Casellas, Ramon; Martínez, Ricardo
Unlike previous generations, 5G will be more than just a mobile network. 5G will have broader coverage, including humans, but also cars, robots, and things in general; and will target verticals like eHealth, Automotive, or Industry 4.0, just name a few. To deal with this, 5G will need to be faster, more efficient, reliable, flexible, agile, and, at the same time, cost less. For this to be possible, 5G has to engage with the best-of-breed of the emerging technologies, where NFV is definitely in the top list. ETSI NFV is today in an advanced stage of standardization. In particular, many MANO platforms are today available, with different levels of development, varying on the number of features and maturity levels. In this context, this paper describes the 5GTANGO Service Platform, an open source MANO framework currently under development in the scope of the 5GTANGO H2020 project, and whose main developments started in a previous H2020 project named SONATA. In particular, some features that go beyond the state-of-the-art are approached, either considering standardization or implementations available. Those features are Policy, SLA and Slicing.