Fraunhofer FOKUS

5G System Flexibility 

Scope: Providing highly customized core networks appropriate to the infrastructure availability and service requirements

By defining a basic interface, micro-services can be brought together and deployed into an end-to-end service Dedicated core networks (network slices)
  • Based on a modular software platform – e.g. Authentication and Authorization, Identity Management, Policy control and charging, Reachability and Mobility Management, QoS and security
Edge network computing enables resource virtualization,sharing and isolation

Dedicated edge networks

  • Vertical – e.g. low-delay industrial wireless
  • Application specific – e.g. vehicular communication
  • Distributed – e.g. content caching, data aggregation
  • Private – e.g. isolation between distinct security areas