5GASP Project

As 5G approaches a very high maturity level, testing and validation of 5G solutions has become of utmost importance. Since verticals have very different needs, such as the case of the Automotive industry and Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR), it will require different levels of support into taking their applications and services from concepts, to prototypes and finally to products. However, it is also more and more frequent that services in different verticals need to exchange data, particularly mobility services, such as those found in connected automobiles and PPDR. However, it is also more and more frequent that services in different verticals need to exchange data, particularly mobility services such as those found in connected automobiles and PPDR.

5GASP aims at shortening the idea-to-market process through the creation of a European testbed for SMEs that is fully automated and self-service, in order to foster rapid development and testing of new and innovative NetApps built using the 5G NFV based reference architecture. Building on top of existing physical infrastructures, 5GASP intends to focus on innovations related to the operation of experiments and tests across several domains, providing software support tools for Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) of VNFs in a secure & trusted environment for European SMEs capitalizing in the 5G market. 5GASP targets the creation of an Open Source Software (OSS) repository and of a VNF marketplace targeting SMEs with OSS examples and building blocks, as well as the incubation of a community of NetApp developers assisted with tools and services that can enable an early validation and/or certification of products and services for 5G. We focus on inter-domain use-cases, development of operational tools and procedures (supporting day-to-day testing and validation activities) and security/trust of 3rd party IPR running in our testbeds.

Main Objectives

The main technical objective of 5GASP is to build and operate an Open, and Inter-Domain 5G NFV-based Reference (Open5G-NFV) ecosystem of Experimental Facilities. This ecosystem will not only integrate existing facilities already proven in previous ICT projects but will also lay down the foundations for instantiating fully softwarised architectures of vertical industries. Furthermore, it will provide facilities to test and validate NetApps taking into consideration vertical-specific requirements. 5GASP will demonstrate its Open5G-NFV ecosystem for two very distinct verticals deployed across state-of-the-art 5G infrastructures: Automotive and Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR); however, it will also be as generic as possible in order to deploy, validate and certify NetApps stemming from other verticals.

Participants

# Organization Country
1 Coordinator Instituto de Telecomunicações PT
2 Panepistimio Patron EL
3 University of Bristol UK
4 Vmware Bulgaria Eood BG
5 Orange Romania sa RO
6 Eantc Aktiengesellschaft DE
7 Odin Solutions s.l. ES
8 Internet Institute, Communications Solutions and Consulting ltd SI
9 Modio Computing Single Member Private Company EL
10 Yogoko FR
11 Bundleslab Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag HU
12 Driveu Tech ltd IT
13 Neobility s.r.l. RO