Bruno Chatras, Orange (SOL WG Chair); Andrei Kojukhov, Amdocs (Rapporteur)
This Webinar will provide a high level overview of ETSI activities on the development of REST APIs for NFV Management and Orchestration, followed by a tutorial on the VNF Package specification that has just been completed.
The VNF package specification ETSI GS NFV-SOL 004 defines a standard way for VNF providers to deliver VNFs to service providers and makes the delivery simple, effective and efficient. A uniform VNF package format enables automatic execution of VNF on-boarding and acceptance testing, and allows the VNFs to be interoperable with independently developed NFV management and orchestration systems.
The VNF package specification leverages the TOSCA YAML CSAR archive format by adding all necessary integrity and authenticity features.
Since 13 June 2016, European Union Member States applied new rules for placing radio equipment on the European market and putting them into service. From 13 June this year, all radio equipment being placed on the market or put into service must comply with the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED), 2014/53/EU. ETSI’s Harmonised Standards are often the preferred method of demonstrating compliance with European radio regulations. This webinar will explain how industry can access the EU market using ETSI Harmonised Standards, provide an update on the status of availability of ETSI’s Harmonised Standards, and indicate alternative paths in the cases where Harmonised Standards are not yet available.
Dr. Michael Sharpe is the Director of Spectrum and Equipment Regulation at ETSI. He is responsible for ensuring effective co-operation of ETSI’s technical activities with the work of key regulatory bodies and partner standards bodies at the National, European and Global level. His current priorities include working with the European Commission to ensure the smooth introduction of the Radio Equipment Directive, and the continuing close co-operation with CEPT and the Commission Radio Spectrum Unit to ensure that ETSI Harmonised Standards and Regulations on radio frequency use are developed in a co-ordinated and effective manner.
Network Functions Virtualisation holds some particular challenges in the telecommunications space. This webinar will discuss the publications of ETSI NFV Security Working Group and some future work directions.
The webinar will be presented by Mike Bursell, Chief Security Architect at Red Hat Inc. Mike is also the vice-chair of ETSI NFV SEC working group.
This webinar will summarize recent and current activity in the Testing working group. It will give an overview of pre-deployment testing and conformance testing as well as new work items being worked on now. It will also give an overview of NFV testing activity based in open source projects like OPNFV.
This webinar will briefly describe a high level architecture of NFV acceleration technology, including a set of key components and interfaces. We will also introduce the latest release of the ETSI NFV Group Specification for acceleration technology, including use cases, interface requirements, and resource management. We will also give a general overview of the newly approved Work Items about normative specification of acceleration interfaces, along with some thoughts on keeping interaction with other communities for better industry engagement.
The speaker is Ning Zong, a Principal Engineer in Network Research at Huawei Technologies. He is also a vice-chair of IFA (Interface and Architecture) WG in ETSI ISG NFV.
As urbanization continues, cities need to become smarter, which includes leveraging information systems for improving the safety and wellbeing of their citizens. Many of these systems rely on extensive deployment of distributed sensors. These sensors generate large amounts data which calls - in particular in the context of public safety - for efficient real-time processing strategies in order to detect incidents as quickly as possible for initiating appropriate counter actions. Also, sensor data handling is typically governed by tight requirements for data privacy, meaning that data needs to be appropriately protected and cannot be carried outside of the city perimeter.
Video Analytics is an end to end use case for providing video surveillance to cities, municipalities, and enterprises over an LTE network. Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) is used for analysing raw video streams from surveillance cameras connected over LTE, and for forwarding relevant incidents to the local control room. This use case benefits from MEC which provides analysis capacity close to the network edge, as well as local break-out of network traffic. This saves video transmission bandwidth, as a lot of processing can take place close to the point of capture to reduce the amount of data forwarded, and local break out allows to consume locally-produced high volume data locally without routing them through larger parts of the network.
Nokia, Vodafone Hutchison Australia and SeeTec have run a MEC proof of concept (PoC) during the Informa MEC congress in Munich. As use cases, the classification / counting of people, and the tracking of object presence/absence were demonstrated. This webinar describes the architecture of the PoC, presents the demonstrated use cases and discusses the findings of the PoC.
This webinar will provide an introduction to the Interfaces and Architecture (IFA) Working Group (WG) in ETSI NFV. It will describe the ETSI NFV architecture, functional requirements, information models and descriptors being standardized by the IFA WG. Special emphasis will be given to the recently published specifications on VIM northbound interfaces (IFA005, IFA006). It will also give an overview of the 2016-2017 IFA WG work plan.
The speaker is Dr. Raquel Morera, chair of the IFA Working Group in ETSI NFV. Raquel is an Associate Fellow at Verizon. She has pioneered much of the work on SDN and NFV from conception, deployment and standardization. She helped establish the ETSI NFV MANO WG, which she co-chaired until it closed.
ETSI NFV ISG is in the final stage of publishing all of its Release 2 Specifications and Reports. This webinar highlights some of the fantastic Release 2 results and introduces the upcoming Release 3 work program.
Watch this webinar to get the most up-to-date plans from the NFV community and see what's coming up on the horizon.
The speaker is Thinh Nguyenphu, NFV Architect at Nokia Bell Labs. Thinh is chairman of the ETSI NFV ISG Evolution and Ecosystem Working Group (EVE WG) and vice-chairman of the Solution WG, and member of the NFV Technical Steering Committee.
Service assurance accurately measures and reports on infrastructure (network and platform) KPIs that might affect a specific service. Although service assurance is well-understood in the traditional networking environment, applying a similar mechanism to network functions virtualisation infrastructure (NFV-I), and using principles from software-defined networking (SDN) to automatically restore service level remains a work in progress. Telenor, Brocade, Creanord, and Intel have partnered together to develop an approach to Virtual Service Assurance Management (vSAM), enabling more open and deterministic service deployment and resource usage in a virtual environment.
Tim Epkes is a Principal Software Engineer at Brocade under the CTO for Mobility, working on open-source software development and solutions prototyping. Tim collaborates with partners and customers to create software that accelerates adoption of software solutions like SDN and NFV through further automation.
Antti Pappila is a co-founder and CTO of Creanord focusing on innovation, Creanord's long term roadmap and strategic partnerships. Antti is an Industry visionary with extensive experience in Performance Assurance, SLA Monitoring & Networks developed through close collaboration with the leading service providers and network vendors worldwide.
Brendan Ryan is a senior software engineer in the Communications Infrastructure Division at Intel, working on open-source software development and customer enablement towards adoption of SDN and NFV technologies in telecoms networks.
This webinar introduces the security model in ETSI's Software Reconfiguration Framework for Mobile Devices. It gives an overview of radio application distribution scenarios and related risks, describes how the model supports the regulatory framework for radio equipment exemplified by the declaration of conformity, and details the measures in place for the protection of assets.
Andy Sutton, chair of ETSI's Industry Specification Group on Next Generation Protocols, will provide an overview of the aims and ambitions of this ground-breaking group. He will be joined by Richard Li, Chief Architect Future Networks, Huawei USA, and Gerry Foster, 5G Systems Architect, Institute of Communication Systems, home of the 5GI