NGNI, Headerbild Events, FUSECO Forum
Nov. 9–10, 2017 – Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Diego R. Lopez

Technology Exploration Activities, Telefónica I+D

Dr. Diego R. Lopez joined Telefónica I+D in 2011 as a Senior Technology Expert on network middleware and services. He is currently in charge of the Technology Exploration activities within the GCTO Unit of Telefónica I+D. Before joining Telefónica he spent some years in the academic sector, dedicated to research on network service abstractions and the development of APIs based on them. During this period he was appointed as member of the High-Level Expert Group on Scientific Data Infrastructures by the European Commission.
Diego is currently focused on identifying and evaluating new opportunities in technologies applicable to network infrastructures, and the coordination of national and international collaboration activities. His current interests are related to network virtualization, infrastructural services, network mamagement, new network architectures, and network security. Diego chairs the ETSI ISG on Network Function Virtualization, and the NFVRG within the IRTF.

Apart from this, Diego is a more than acceptable Iberian ham carver and extremely fond of seeking and enjoying comics, wines, and cheeses.

Abstract 1 (Day 1, Workshop 3 / Session 1)

Open-Source and Production-Ready MANO. The OSM Path.

Open Source MANO (OSM) is an open-source project committed to build a production-ready, flexible, and highly scalable NFV orchestration framework. This short talk will briefly introduce the no-nonsense design principles of OSM, its architecture and applicability to network operation and management, and the evolution of the successive releases towards full production readiness.

Abstract 2 (Day 2, Session 3)

Making DevOps Possible in Telco Networks

The DevOps model is already an established concept in IT industry, focused on reducing time to market by close collaboration between service developers and service operators. The switch to virtualization technologies in the network and its potential for quicker time-to-market deployment requires the application of agile development cycles supporting a DevOps approach. Development and operational tools, the two essential pillars of

DevOps translate into the need of addressing the interfacing of service development tasks and the service platform, which have to be closely linked together. A realistic NFV DevOps approach has to take into account a trustworthy cycle with a mediation mechanism that ensures compliance to policies set by the service providers, and allowing developers across stakeholders to enter the ecosystem, so a collaborative approach that mitigates liability risks becomes possible across the network service lifecycle.

Abstract 3 (Day 2, Session 4)

Telefónica Trials

This short talk will introduce 5TONIC, the 5G research and innovation test lab that Telefónica has started in collaboration with IMDEA Networks, its membership, main characteristics, and recent activities. Despite its short lifetime, 5TONIC has a great deal of results to report, and goals to achieve.