5TONIC Vice-President Arturo Azcorra participates in a panel entitled ‘Innovation through Joint Industry-Academic Partnerships’ at IEEE INFOCOM. At this panel he presented the work of 5TONIC as an example of the successful partnership between industry and academia currently driving innovation and research in communication networks in Europe.

ETSI NFV interoperability

ETSI releases a video of the first ETSI NFV interoperability test event, NFV Plugtests™, hosted by the 5TONIC lab at IMDEA Networks Institute in Madrid (Spain) at the start of the year. A great success to help NFV move forward!

ETSI Plugtests

ETSI has just released the results of its two-week NFV Plugtests™ event that took place from 23 January to 3 February at the 5TONIC laboratory in Madrid, Spain. For features such as network service on-boarding, instantiation and termination, 98% of the interoperability tests succeeded. For more complex operations like scaling and network service updates, very encouraging initial results were observed. The test plan, overall results and lessons learnt during the Plugtests are fed back to ETSI NFV ISG. 

IoT

To assist with the deployment of the 3GPP standardized Mobile IoT technologies (NB-IoT, LTE-M, and EC-GSM), the GSMA’s Connected Living programme has launched the «Mobile IoT Open Lab Map», a unique resource which provides information on the operators, equipment manufacturers and associated technologies that are being developed in any particular region.

Luz Wavelabs logo

The open research and innovation laboratory 5TONIC announces that Luz Wavelabs is the proud winner of the First 5TONIC 5G Start-up Competition. Luz Wavelabs is a small Spanish technological company focused on bringing to the market a new technology based on millimeter and Terahertz (THz) waves, which will allow next generation high data rate wireless communications, one of the key requirements of future 5G communications.

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The FlexRAN platform provides a virtualized reference implementation of LTE Advanced RAN (Radio Access Network) with a modular eNB (eNode-B) reference software stack that operates on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware in combination with FPGA hardware accelerators that support specific network functions. The specific FlexRAN Platform being installed in the 5TONIC open 5G Lab runs on Artesyn's MaxCore(tm) HA platform, a high availability version of its microserver platform for NFV/SDN and carrier cloud networks. In the following weeks, Telefónica and other 5TONIC partners will test and validate the viability of virtualized implementations of current and future RANs for both functionality and performance.

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