5G technology offers innovative network services to vertical players, able to boost their service portfolio in critical areas that could not be fully addressed with 4G systems. However, 5G networks are complex systems, massively relying on the virtualization of network and computing resources, which requires specific skills to fully exploit their potential. This may represent a hard barrier for vertical stakeholders to effectively test and use innovative services on 5G networks. Our solution addresses this issue, by simplifying the way vertical players approach 5G services though simple yet flexible service templates that allow not only to specify and deploy a service, but also to test it in a variety of realistic conditions. Vertical players interact with these templates named Experiment Blueprints, which are manipulated by our tool and then translated into network service descriptors to be deployed by a service orchestrator, keeping unaware the vertical experimenter of the underlying operations. We use a vertical service in the area of Industry 4.0 as a running example to ease the understanding of the proposed approach.

Simplification of the design, deployment, and testing of 5G vertical services

Femminella M.
Conceptualization
;
Pergolesi M.
Software
;
Reali G.
Supervision
2020

Abstract

5G technology offers innovative network services to vertical players, able to boost their service portfolio in critical areas that could not be fully addressed with 4G systems. However, 5G networks are complex systems, massively relying on the virtualization of network and computing resources, which requires specific skills to fully exploit their potential. This may represent a hard barrier for vertical stakeholders to effectively test and use innovative services on 5G networks. Our solution addresses this issue, by simplifying the way vertical players approach 5G services though simple yet flexible service templates that allow not only to specify and deploy a service, but also to test it in a variety of realistic conditions. Vertical players interact with these templates named Experiment Blueprints, which are manipulated by our tool and then translated into network service descriptors to be deployed by a service orchestrator, keeping unaware the vertical experimenter of the underlying operations. We use a vertical service in the area of Industry 4.0 as a running example to ease the understanding of the proposed approach.
2020
978-1-7281-4973-8
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