2020 - 2023


FUDGE-5G will make a leap forward in realizing the notion of cloud-native 5G private networks by developing a further enhanced ServiceBased Architecture (eSBA) for both control plane and user plane with “decomposed” players of the ecosystem divided into: New Radio (NR) access network infrastructure provider, eSBA platform provider, mobile 5G Core (5GC) provider, vertical application orchestration provider and vertical service provider. The forward-looking FUDGE-5G architecture will also feature “allEthernet” 5GLAN (Local Area Network), 5G-TSN (Time- Sensitive Networking), 5G-Multicast and intelligent vertical application orchestration features. The proposed framework enables highly customized cloud-native deployment of private 5G networks. FUDGE-5G will accelerate the (inevitable) shift to a fully software-based 5G core network by offering a disintegrated environment where components, both in control and user plane, can be deployed anywhere as micro-services (i.e., edge, on premises and cloud),being agnostic to the underlying infrastructure. This softwarization exposing 5G NR HW to third parties will enable the usage of off-the-shelf commodity HW to deliver additional cost savings, faster deployments and ultimately greater adoption for private networks. iTEAM is the coordinator of the project, and the leader of the media use case.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 957242.

Principal investigator

  David Gomez-Barquero

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Mobile Communications Group (MCG)