5G R&D

5G represents the evolution of the telco ecosystem, towards a new network with ultra-high capacity, low delay, improved flexibility and for an extremely high number of diversified devices and applications. Fraunhofer FOKUS has prepared a set of research and testing environments for the core network related enhancements and improvements necessary to meet the expectations of 5G:

The 5G Playground is a live R&D testbed were researchers and engineers are able to bring their own prototypes and build together the 5G environment. It enables the evaluation, validation, interoperability and demonstration in a comprehensive environment, for new ideas, prototypes and solutions.
The playground platform is composed of the following practical toolkits:
  • Open5GCore, a pre-standard software toolkit for the 5G Networks
  • OpenSDNCore, a practical implementation of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) paradigms, aiming at virtual functions deployments on top of carrier-grade, cloud based infrastructures.
  • Open5GMTC, an R&D prototype, providing advanced features for device and connectivity management of a very large number of wireless devices (human controlled or machines).
  • Open Baton, an open source Network Function Virtualisation Orchestrator (NFVO) fully compliant with the ETSI NFV MANO specification 

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