Addressing the serious challenges of next generation networks with an architectural approach

There are many challenges to achieve next generation networks. Many of the “marketed” benefits of 5G cannot be achieved unless the network allows new approaches to Security, End to End (E2E) Service Layers that are independent of lower layer resource allocation and guarantee Quality of Service (QoS). In fact ARCFIRE advisory board member Sue Rudd has gone one

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Two new ARCFIRE papers accepted @ IEEE/IFIP NOMS

Two papers on network management, entitled “Taming policy complexity: Model to execution” and “5G Networks Must Be Autonomic!” have been accepted for presentation at the IEEE/IFIP NOMS conference in Taipei. The first paper discusses a formal universal policy model for policy-based management that separates invariant parts from variant parts, while the second one presents a conceptual approach for modeling

Converged operator network structure: residential cellular access (Internet or VPN or app-specific DIF)

D2.2 Converged Service Provider Network Design Report

ARCFIRE’s D2.2 Converged Service Provider Network Design Report [pdf] is now available for download at the deliverables area. This report is intended to serve multiple purposes and to address multiple constituencies at the same time. Working on this document, we as the ARCFIRE partners, have improved our understanding of RINA and how its theory, architecture, and available implementations

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Strategy Analytics on Next Generation Protocols, RINA, PRISTINE and ARCFIRE

Sue Rudd, from Strategy Analytics, has released a new report on seven key challenges that must be met by service providers in order to fully address the IoT Services, Fixed Mobile Convergence, Cloud, Network Slicing, 5G and 4K Mobile Video markets during the next decade. The report reviews these challenges and the specific requirements needed for


ARCFIRE @ SDN World congress: renumbering demo

Two weeks ago ICT PRISTINE and ARCFIRE researchers organized together a RINA workshop at the SDN & Openflow World Congress 2016 in The Hague. Most of the workshop content was featuring PRISTINE results, since the project is almost over, but ARCFIRE also collaborated bringing its vision of how RINA can be exploited to design better


IEEE SDN Pre-Industrial Workshop

ARCFIRE representatives attended the IEEE SDN workshop on 5G and Open Mobile Edge Computing that took place in Venice on June 15th. Sven van der Meer, from Ericsson, presented RINA, ARCFIRE and PRISTINE in two sessions: a 1 hour discussion session on building POCs (Proof of Concept) and another 2 hour session on participant contributions. Feedback was


ARCFIRE work presented at ETSI-organized workshop

This week representatives of ARCFIRE attended ETSI’s “From Research To Standardisation” Workshop at Sophia-Antipolis. The goal of the workshop was to bring together representatives from the research and the industrial communities, to jointly identify the components of research results which are best suitable for standardization and product development activities and to agree on specific next steps. In