LL5: Multi-vertical concurrent usage of eMM, mMTC & URLLC

One of the challenges of 5G is to validate its technological and business performance across all sets of heterogeneous requirements stemming from concurrent usage of network resources by different vertical domains. In this respect, relevant field trials will be conducted concurrently with multiple vertical use cases grouped over the three separate service classes of ITU requirements (eMBB, mMTC and URLLC). The purpose is to validate and capture evidence through the relevant performance KPIs to what extent slicing and virtualisation are capable of successfully managing multi-domain resources, and how these capabilities are in line with such concurrent performance requirements and also, that there is no interference between vertical use cases in the presence of concurrent usage of resources (i.e. strict isolation is maintained). To support network slice management, dynamic service lifecycle automation and enable automatic real-time and concurrent orchestration across the 5G-EVE and 5G-VINNI facilities, the CDSO based on NOKIA’s CBND will be leveraged, to bind all 5G-related services to be piloted and to control their flows. 

Therefore, this LL leverages, combines and executes in a combined and concurrent manner those use cases from LL1-LL4 whose target KPI requirements (i.e. high throughput, low latency, high density of devices) fall under such classes of service. In particular, each of the service classes (eMBB, mMTC and URLLC) will incorporate the parallel execution of a number of use cases in each of the LLs. All service classes will then be executed concurrently within each ICT-17 facility. In addition, a LL4 use case (e.g. UC 4.3) will be executed across 5G-VINNI Norway and Patra facilities to demonstrate cross-border multi-site capabilities, including the triggering and handling of end-to-end value-added connectivity on-demand.

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