Digital transformation is reshaping the communications, media and entertainment landscape. There are new infrastructure requirements, and with it, newer challenges. E.g., the user equipment connected car, with three slices. One is the simple IoT slice. There is the mobile broadband slice or the eMBB slice. Lastly, the URLLC slice or the user plane at the edge.
5G changes how the mobile networks are built, created, operated and used. Within service orchestration, there are parameters such as slice management, application/configuration management, etc. NFV MANO and SDN control integration are the key enablers to help SPs and enterprises. 5G management and orchestration is a combination of 3GPP network slice and traditional ETSI NFV MANO. Traditional ETSI MANO is not sufficient for the 5G management and orchestration.
HPE provides the 5G management and orchestration functional architecture. There is a layered view of how 5G management and orchestration works from service definition up to network function deployment over NFVI. HPE also offers the 5G service-based architecture, PoI. The 5G service assurance approach is changing as compute capabilities are changing how the networks are built.
There is a move to a flattened network, where functions are optimally placed. There also needs to be an OSS assurance service to embrace 5G services. These need to be intelligent, automated and agile. They should also be Big Data driven, with zero-touch operations. HPE is introducing new functions/components such as SD4SM, container management (NFVD) and NWDAF network function.
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