Sunday, November 27, 2016

Deutsche Telekom and Huawei Demo 5G Network Slicing

Deutsche Telekom and Huawei demonstrated autonomous, real-time, dynamic end-to-end slicing of a 5G Radio Access network (RAN), data center facilities and the interconnecting transmission network.

The demo, which was conducted in Deutsche Telekom’s 5G:haus lab in Bonn, Germany, showed how different network slices can be created automatically in an optimized way on a shared RAN, Core and transport network. This allows slices creation in sub-minute time while ensuring an efficient and intelligent allocation and re-allocation of resources as required for each individual slice.

DT said the bandwidth-based transport network slicing utilized TSDN controllers and the underlying DWDM nodes. The tests validated real-time dynamic adjustments of network slices on very fine spectral granularity, signal process and protocol stack.
F-OFDM air interface technology providess the spectral granularity and also permits efficient co-existence and isolation of all 5G New Radio (5G NR) slices. The end-to-end network slicing automation was based on Service Oriented Network Auto Creation (SONAC), which uses software-defined topology (SDT), software defined protocol (SDP) and software-defined resource allocation (SDRA) to ensure the automatic implementation of slice management, service deployment, resource scheduling, and fault recovery based strictly on a detailed and thorough network data analysis.

"Network Slicing is envisaged for 5G to provide differentiated connectivity quickly and efficiently for the diverse future applications that our customers will demand. With automated network slicing, the development of highly flexible end-to-end network slicing becomes more complete,” said Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Chief Technology Officer, Deutsche Telekom.

“Huawei has made significant key 5G technologies. This additional breakthrough on E2E network slicing automation is a great contribution to the 5G industry of the future and helps to bring the vision of 5G slicing closer to reality for our customers,”said Dr. Wen Tong, Huawei Fellow, CTO, Huawei Wireless.

https://www.telekom.com/en/media/media-information/archive/5g-autonomous-network-slicing-demonstrated-444778

Whitepaper: Network Slicing Holds Major Promise in Optimizing 5G Networks

A new 35-page whitepaper titled "Network Slicing for 5G Networks and Services" has just been published by 5G Americas, an industry trade association. Co-leaders of the white paper working group are Rao Yallapragada and Clara Li of Intel as well as Sabareesan Soundarapandian of Ericsson.

Network slicing, in its simplest description, is the ability to tailor a set of functions to optimize use of the network for each mobile device; it is considered to be key for meeting 5G's diverse use cases and requirements, including future-proof scalability and flexibility.

5G systems will be built to enable logical network slices, which will allow operators to provide networks on an as-a-service basis and meet the wide range of use cases that next generation networks in the 2020 timeframe will demand.

"As we progress towards developing 5G technology, cellular systems are expected to enable a transformation that will touch business, governments and people to enable them with new and diverse capabilities," stated Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas.

"Network slicing makes possible the creation of virtual networks using one common network infrastructure," explained Rao Yallapragada, Director, Intel and co-leader of the white paper. "The implementation of network slicing will provide an end-to-end solution for flexible infrastructure optimized to address future use cases with diverse requirements such as speed, connection, battery life, latency and cost. Including both the core and radio access networks, each slice can be configured with its own network architecture, engineering mechanism and network provisioning."

Chris Pearson remarked, "It is not expected that 5G will arrive as a single 'Big Bang'. Significant progress is already being made on networking technology through the standards bodies and network slicing will play a big role in optimizing 5G networks."

The whitepaper is available for free download on the 5G Americas website.

http://www.5gamericas.org/files/3214/7975/0104/5G_Americas_Network_Slicing_11.21_Final.pdf

fon: What's Next for Carrier WiFi?

What's next for Carrier WiFi? fon, which operates a global WiFi network that provides access to millions of hotspots, expects that Carrier WiFi will satisfy a number of new use cases including IoT, says Enrique Farfán, Ph.D., COO of Fon Solutions.

See video: https://youtu.be/3w8GyCCWkMM



Boingo's Derek Peterson: There's Never a MHz You Don't Love

Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo, provides a quick update on the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), including the policy workgroup with is evaluating spectrum opportunities, such as 3.5 GHz, millimeter wave, 60 GHz, etc.

See video: https://youtu.be/qsfFEmv8wKA


Global Cloud Xchange Announces 100G Rollout in India

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM), announced 100G interconnection of facilities across seven capital cities in India, while providing connectivity between the international gateways in Chennai and Mumbai.

The new network will interconnect with RCOM’s established network of data centers, connected by India's largest terrestrial fiber network which connects seamlessly into GCX’s global subsea infrastructure.

“Chennai and Mumbai are both powerhouse cities and gateways for the major tech and financial institutions doing business across the Indian sub-continent,” said Bill Barney, Co-CEO, Reliance Communications and Chairman & CEO, GCX. “The new Cumulous Network will complement our digital backbone as we complete deployment of our Cloud infrastructure across India.”

“The new Cumulous Network will be a vital backbone to meet soaring demands of new applications such as the company’s new initiatives in the Internet of Things, the deployment of Cloud infrastructure as well as the continued expansion of enterprise franchise in India,” said Wilfred Kwan, Chief Operation Officer, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) and GCX.

This announcement comes after the company announced a massive deleveraging of its assets through a wireless merger with Aircel, a tower divestment with Brookfield and most recently the sale of its Yipes business in North America.

http://www.globalcloudxchange.com
http://www.rcom.co.in

The Inspur-Cisco Joint Venture Gets Underway

Cisco and Inspur officially launched their joint venture company at an inauguration ceremony earlier this month attended by Shandong Governor Guo Shuqing, Inspur Chairman & CEO Sun Pishu, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, and Cisco Greater China’s Chairman & CEO Owen Chan.

Inspur - Cisco Networking Technology Co. Ltd., which is led by Zhang Haitao, GM, will develop and manufacture a range of products potentially including high-end products meeting the needs of customers based on the advanced and well-positioned technologies of both Cisco and Inspur. The company

The headquarters of the joint-venture company will be located in Jinan, Shandong, with Inspur having a 51 percent ownership in the joint venture and Cisco 49 percent. The amount of registered capital is US$100 million.

The companies said their collaboration will enrich Inspur’s data center portfolio and improve Inspur’s ability to build complete cloud data centers, and will become an important addition to Cisco’s operations in China.

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=press-release&articleId=1805023
http://www.inspur.com

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