Published December 1, 2023 | Version v1
Project deliverable Open

D4.1: Initial report on the DESIRE6G unified programmable data plane layer

  • 1. Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA)
  • 2. ROR icon NEC (Germany)
  • 3. ROR icon Ericsson (Hungary)
  • 1. Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA)
  • 2. ROR icon Ericsson (Hungary)
  • 3. ROR icon Telefonica Research and Development
  • 4. ROR icon Mellanox Technologies (Israel)
  • 5. NUBIS
  • 6. Accelleran
  • 7. Tages Solid Shield (TSS)
  • 8. ROR icon Eötvös Loránd University
  • 9. ROR icon Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni
  • 10. ROR icon University of Amsterdam
  • 11. ROR icon Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • 12. ROR icon NEC (Germany)


The deliverable describes the architecture design of the unified data plane layer, including the identified interfaces to access, configure and customize the data plane functions, the Infrastructure Management Layer (IML) that provides a unified abstraction of the Programmable Data Plane (PDP) targets, the network functions of the DESIRE6G infrastructure including the partial implementation of 6G network functions in PDPs. The deliverable also identifies the key concepts, use cases and procedures that need to be supported by the unified programmable data plane layer of DESIRE6G: multitenancy support and the deployment of customized network functions, securing their isolation, offloading computations, or accelerating infrastructure services, allowing customized and fine-grained pervasive monitoring over end-to-end paths across the entire DESIRE6G network domain.



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DESIRE6G – Deep Programmability and Secure Distributed Intelligence for Real-Time End-to-End 6G Networks 101096466
European Commission