Wednesday, July 13 • 16:50 - 17:30
Commercial Roll-Out of Virtualized EPC and Open Source Development of Missing Telecom Features - Ashiq Khan, NTT DOCOMO & Ryota Mibu, NEC

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DOCOMO has commercialized multi-vendor virtualized EPC (vEPC) in March 2016. ETSI NFV-defined Management and Orchestration (MANO) is used to perform lifecycle management of the multi-vendor vEPC nodes. Open source solutions have been used both in the MANO stack and in the platform. Taking the ETSI NFV standard specifications into account along with the experience from the commercial roll out of vEPC, a rigorous gap analysis was performed between telecom requirements and existing open source solutions. One of such requirements is the high service availability of telecom nodes which serve thousands of mobile subscribers. OPNFV Doctor project was created to meet this particular requirement. OPNFV Doctor has successfully developed and upstreamed new failure management features in OpenStack to achieve high service availability, which is explained in details in this presentation.


Ashiq Khan

NTT Docomo
Ashiq Khan is an Assistant Manager at NTT DOCOMO, Inc. where his present work focus is on research and development of the 5G mobile network for 2020. He has 10 years of work experience in network virtualization, and was involved in ETSI NFV standardization, NFV-based mobile network... Read More →
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Ryota Mibu

Assistant Manager, NEC
Ryota Mibu has been working on integrating cloud technologies to telecommunication platform form 2012 in NEC. He has been contributing OpenStack projects, including Neutron, Ironic, Ceilometer and Aodh. He is the former Project Lead of OPNFV "Doctor" which is focusing on building... Read More →

Wednesday July 13, 2016 16:50 - 17:30

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