The 5G Telco provider will use the Service Platform for the Management and Orchestration (MANO) of the infrastructure and the control of the whole life cycle of the Network Services. This platform allows to deploy those services and manage the in-frastructure (network and compute) in an efficient way.

Thanks to the slicing capabilities of the platform, the operator will be able to support a whole set of applications with very different requirements that can perfectly suit the strict needs of vertical customers.

The Service Platform provide to operators slicing capabilities that allow different networks for different requirements, adjusting to specific needs. In addition, it al-lows the creation of a business model through the use of licenses. Further, the Ser-vice Platform allows operators to manage of different types of technologies that are unified, thanks to the Infrastructure Abstraction, or that gives them the ability to adapt during runtime the enforced policy rule-set, without impacting the overall enforced policy efficiency, thanks to the Policy Manager.

Otherwise, the emergence of the Cloud-native Network Functions (CNFs) in the tel-ecommunications landscape provides rapid development and delivery for telecommunications providers. Other features that will benefit to operators, are the Quality of Service, the Service Level Agreement or the real-time monitoring system.

Value proposition

Features Value Proposition
Slicing Capabilities
  • Provide different networks for different requirements
  • Provide Slice as a Service offers to tenants (MVNOs, Verticals)
Flexible Life Cycle Management and Operation
  • Service Platform can adjust to specific needs
  • Integrated and interoperable VNF, NS and Slice Life Cycle Management (LCM)
  • Developers could influence the deployment and operations of a specific VNF/NS
Hybrid End-to-End Monitoring
  • Assessment of particular metrics in operational NSs
  • Active probing to simulate the customersā€™ traffic
  • Provide telemetry and APIs for analytics
Intuitive GUI
  • Easy access of operations like LCM, monitoring, dashboard
  • Unified place for overall management
Service Quality Assurance
  • Ability to ensure the Quality of Service (QoS) to the customer
  • Bring business logic to the networks services
  • Use of Policy-driven to ensure the Service Level Agreements (SLA) contacts
Policy-based Management
  • Intelligent and policy-driven automation of the services
  • Policy-based placement and runtime
  • Support multiple types of data centre infrastructures (VIM: OpenStack, Kubernetes)
  • Support multiple types of WAN infrastructures (WIM: ODL, TAPI)
  • Support simultaneous use of multiple VIM endpoints and WIM connectivity
  • Support container based VIM to leverage edge computing environments
Cloud Native VIM (Virtual Infrastructure Manager)
  • Support a lightweight cloud native technology (Kubernetes)
  • Enable fast deployment and lifecycle management operations
  • Simple and network agnostic service deployments
SP on Cloud Native
  • Native support of SP running on a high available environment (Kubernetes)
  • Native support of SP scaling (Kubernetes)
Service Licensing
  • Ability to license services to customers (linked to SLAs)
  • Enables the creation of a business model by using licensing
QoS Support
  • Enforce QoS on services that have strong requirements (e.g. bandwidth, etc.)
  • Enable full support of complex and highly demanding services