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Argela Demonstrates Dynamically Programmable End-to-End Network Slicing for 5G on M-CORD

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Argela Demonstrates Dynamically Programmable End-to-End Network Slicing for 5G on M-CORD

Orchestrated network slicing using Argela’s ProgRAN and RAN-triggered core network slicing technologies is demonstrated on Argela M-CORD, the first operational M-CORD outside ON.Lab.

Sunnyvale, CA – August 15, 2016 Argela announced success of a Proof of Concept (PoC) programmable network slicing technology for 5G networks on its M-CORD reference platform. Argela’s M-CORD is the first operational rack outsideON.Lab.

 

 

Argela’s 5G slicing technology PoC enables the virtual partitioning of both the radio access network (RAN) and the core network (CN) components of the cellular network as well as orchestration of end-to-end slicing, effectively enabling Network-As-A-Service for different use and business cases.

The RAN slicing technology in the PoC is Argela’s ProgRAN architecture, which decouples the data and control planes in the RAN, and allows operators to dynamically create, modify or terminate virtual base stations on an existing base station hardware. Each virtual base station governs a non-overlapping portion of the wireless resources using its own, use case optimized control functionalities. The ProgRAN architecture also allows for vRAN implementations where the base stations are disaggregated into Central and Remote Units (CUs & RUs) and some of their functionalities are virtualized and moved to a data center as CUs. The CUs are pooled by the RUs as needed.

Argela’s CN slicing technology on the other hand, allows for a programmatically modular disaggregation of the CN components for each slice, virtualization of these components and implementing them using VMs on generic servers at a data center. The technology is capable of providing the most suitable resources and network topology to different types of use and business cases. Orchestration of CN slicing allows for the sharing of some of these components across multiple slices.

 

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The PoC successfully demonstrates how RAN slices can be dynamically mapped to CN slices in real-time to orchestrate end-to-end network slicing. The PoC shows how network slices could be orchestrated dynamically in order to meet specific service or business requirements. The orchestrator in the PoC is flexible and may map multiple RAN slices to the same CN slice. The PoC also successfully demonstrates inter-slice handovers.

“5G networks need to provide support for a wide range of use and business cases, potentially each with vastly different service requirements. It is crucial to develop 5G to appear as a “single system” that can meet these diverse requirements and also ensure that the network remains profitable for the operator. A use case optimized approach is needed for 5G, requiring a highly adaptable, virtualizable and dynamically programmable network.” said Bülent Kaytaz, CEO of Argela. “At Argela, we envision a 5G network where network slices are created and service specific optimizations are invoked for them programmatically. The slices will potentially provide individually optimized network configurations for all active use cases. In addition, they will provide a new dimension for operators to innovate revenue generating services.”

“We have been an active and critical contributor at ON.Lab to Mobile CORD (M-CORD), an initiative that is actively developing an open service delivery platform designed to provide data center economies and cloud agility to mobile service providers using the pillars of software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV) and cloud networking.” said Oğuz Sunay CTO of Argela-USA. “We have successfully realized the first M-CORD rack outside ON.Lab at our Sunnyvale office. We have incorporated our ProgRAN platform to M-CORD on Cavium’s OCTEON Fusion-M and ThunderX. We have partnered with Quortus to virtualize and incorporate their EPC into M-CORD. Building on M-CORD’s open source ONOS controller and XOS orchestrator we have successfully demonstrated our programmable, RAN-triggered, end-to-end network slicing capability. Programmable network slicing, based on virtual EPC and vRAN, is an important part of the technology evolution of 5G. It empowers mobile operators with the necessary tools for rapid innovation of new set of services. At Argela, we are excited to play a part in bringing 5G to life.”

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About Argela
Argela is an award-winning next-generation telecommunication solutions provider focusing on 5G enabling technologies Argela’s products and solutions enable commercial, government and military telecommunications industries to do better business, improve their users’ experiences and create new opportunities. Argela collaborates with technology companies, consortia, and universities worldwide to provide integrated solutions. Argela’s solutions portfolio includes software defined networks, programmable RAN, network performance monitoring and subscriber analytics, small cell solutions for public and defense (3G & LTE), cloud-based video surveillance and signaling applications. Established in 2004, Argela has a wide presence in Central Asia, Middle East and Africa, with multiple deployments in various telecommunication operators as well as public safety solutions for Government and Defense in Turkey.

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Argela Ürettiği 5G Teknolojilerini Google’da Yapılan 1. CORD Zirvesinde Katılımcılara Tanıttı

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Argela, ON.Lab bünyesinde SDN, NFV ve bulut teknolojilerinin üzerine inşa edilmekte olan 5G mimari tasarım projesi M-CORD’da önemli katkılar yapan şirketlerden birisi olarak öne çıkıyor. Argela’nin bu projedeki ortakları AT&T, Verizon, SK Telecom, Cavium, Quortus ve son katılımlarla, Google ve Samsung gibi büyük telekom şirketleri olarak listelenebilir. 29 Temmuz’da CORD, Google kampüsünde düzenlenen birinci CORD zirvesi ile dünyaya tanıtıldı. Bu zirvede Argela USA CTO’su Dr. Oğuz Sunay da Argela’nin CORD’a olan katkılarını anlatan bir konuşma yaptı. Konuşmada Dr. Sunay, katılımcılara Argela’nın ProgRAN ve 5G için programlanabilir uçtan uca ağ dilimlenmesi  teknolojileri hakkında bilgi verdi. Ayrıca bu toplantıda Argela, dünyada ON.Lab dışındaki ilk M-CORD kurulumunu Silikon Vadisi’ndeki Argela USA ofisinde başarıyla gerçekleştirdiğini  duyurdu.

 

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Argela’s and Quortus Mobile Edge Computing Healthcare Proof of Concept Accepted by ETSI

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Argela’s and Quortus Mobile Edge Computing Healthcare Proof of Concept Accepted by ETSI

Project demonstrating network slicing and open access at the network edge will debut at MEC World Congress in September

Guildford, UK27 July 2016 Quortus today announced that the proof of concept (PoC) proposal ‘Healthcare – Dynamic Hospital User, IoT and Alert Status Management’ submitted by the company and two collaborators has been accepted by ETSI’s Industry Specification Group for Mobile Edge Computing (ISG MEC).

The PoC, created in partnership with infrastructure provider Argela and operator Türk Telekom, considers a typical healthcare use-case, deploying edge intelligence and dynamic network configuration capabilities – including network slicing – to optimize communication services in a hospital environment. It leverages Quortus’ many years of experience in the field of enterprise edge-of-network architectures in an approach that enables innovation while aligning with the initial architecture framework proposed by the ETSI MEC ecosystem.

Read More on Resource :  Quortus.com

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Argela ProgRAN Shortlisted for 5G World Awards in the category of “Biggest Contribution to 5G Research and Development”

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Argela has been shortlisted for 5G World Awards in the category of “Biggest Contribution to 5G Research and Development” with its ProgRAN technology. ProgRAN is an SDN-based, fully programmable C-RAN architecture that allows for dynamic RAN slicing.

The award ceremony will take place in London on June 29th 2016.
For more information: https://5gworldevent.com/

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Argela is Contributing to 5G Standardization Activities

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Argela is participating in 5G standardization activities as part of the June 13-16, 3GPP RAN Plenary standardization meeting in Busan, Korea. With more than 100 3GPP member companies and about 300 delegates attending the meeting, 5G requirements and architecture proposals are being evaluated to define the basis of 3GPP Release-14 (Road to 5G) and Release-15 (5G Phase 1) standards.

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Argela Attended the 2nd IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (IEEE NetSoft 2016) in Seoul, Korea

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Argela attended the 2nd IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (IEEE NetSoft 2016), which is held in Seoul, Korea on 6-10 June 2016, and presented its two academic papers accepted by the conference committee. NetSoft 2016 focuses on the theme, “Softwarization of Networks, Clouds, and Internet of Things,” presenting recent, emerging approaches and technical solutions for dealing with future softwarized networks, clouds, and IoT infrastructures, as well as with novel services provided on top of these infrastructures. During the conference, key technologies that pave the way to 5G have been discussed through paper presentations, poster sessions, demos, and expert panels. Software-Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Service Function Chaining (SFC), Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), Software-Defined Radio Access Networks (SDRAN), Cloud and Fog Computing are among the key enabler technologies that have been addressed in the conference. The papers that have been written by Argela are on the management of SDN control plane performance and energy efficient traffic routing in SDN.

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Argela at IEEE BlackSeaCom 2016 in Varna, Bulgaria

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The IEEE BlackSeaCom series of conferences are held in the countries surrounding the Black Sea. The goal of the IEEE BlackSeaCom is to bring together visionaries in academia, research labs and industry from all over the world to the shores of the Black Sea. This is a unique opportunity for the scientists and experts from the area to meet with the worldwide known researchers and industrial leaders. The BlackSeaCom will address many of the outstanding grand challenges that exist in the areas of communications and networking while having an opportunity to explore this exciting and dynamic region that has a rich history yet not well known to the world.

The IEEE BlackSeaCom is becoming a significant scientific event with diverse program and opportunities. It covers both theoretical and systems-integration research in all aspects of telecommunications. The conference features a main technical program with papers, showcasing the latest technologies, applications and services. The conference also includes a number of workshops and tutorials, keynote talks, held by renowned researchers and industrial leaders, panel discussions, special sessions, as well as poster   and demo session.

Argela has presented one paper in IEEE BlackSeaCom’2016:

A Self-Organizing ICIC Scheme in LTE, by Akın Soysal, Bengi Mizrahi, Irfan Ali, K. Berker Loğoğlu and Arda Akman. (In this paper, we propose a distributed, self-organizing, adaptive and semi-static Soft Frequency Reuse based downlink Inter-Cell Interference Coordination scheme for an LTE system to increase the throughput of cell-edge users. Cells are able to self-organize the allocation of frequency sub-bands for cell-edge users using a distributed algorithm without requiring extensive pre-planning needed for static schemes. The proposed scheme is adaptive to changes in the number and location of users in the cell and to changes in cell-edge frequency sub-band allocations of neighboring cells. The changes in frequency sub-band allocations is semi-static and occurs periodically (e.g. every 200 ms). We also explain how the algorithm can be implemented in an LTE system by using the existing specification and not requiring proprietary extensions to standards. Results from extensive simulation of the algorithm using the open source Network Simulator 3 show that the scheme outperforms the static Soft Frequency Reuse scheme.)

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Argela 5G Çalıştayı’nda 5G’deki yerel ve küresel gelişmeler konuşuldu

Argela’nın düzenlediği 5G Çalıştayı’nda 5G’deki yerel ve küresel gelişmeler konuşuldu

Argela, 5G alanındaki teknolojik gelişmeler ve trendlerin konuşulduğu ikinci 5G Çalıştayı’nı İstanbul’da gerçekleştirdi. Teknoloji dünyasının önde gelen kurumlarından isimleri bir araya getiren 5G Çalıştayı’nda; Türkiye ve dünyada gerçekleştirilen 5G çalışmalarının yanı sıra Türkiye’de milli ve güvenli bir 5G altyapısı kurulması adına akademi, özel sektör ve kamu kuruluşları arasında geliştirilecek iş birliklerinin önemine de dikkat çekildi.

 

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Argela, 5G alanındaki teknolojik gelişmeleri ve trendleri İstanbul’da düzenlediği ikinci 5G Çalıştayı’nda masaya yatırdı. Çalıştayda; Türkiye’de milli ve güvenli bir 5G altyapısı kurulması adına; akademi, özel sektör ve kamu kuruluşları arasında gerçekleştirilecek iş birliklerinin önemi de vurgulandı.

Etkinlikte; Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İletişim Kurumu (BTK) Başkanı Ömer Fatih Sayan, Savunma Sanayi Müsteşarlığı (SSM) AR-GE ve Teknoloji Yönetimi Daire Başkanlığı’ndan AR-GE Direktörü Hikmet Kangal, Argela Genel Müdürü Bülent Kaytaz’ın yanı sıra Georgia Institute of Technology Öğretim Üyesi Prof. İlhan Fuat Akyıldız ve AB 5G Altyapı Birliği Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi Jacques Magen de birer konuşma yaptı.

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Argela Joined in ON.Lab

Argela joined ON.Lab and is actively participating two major projects, Open Network Operating System (ONOS) and Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD).

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Bülent Kaytaz visited ON.Lab in May 2016 to see the latest developments in the Argela USA-ON.Lab collaboration in person. He met with Dr. Guru Parulkar, the Executive Director of ON.Lab and Consulting Professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University as well as representatives from AT&T, Verizon and SK Telecom.
ON.Lab is a non-profit organization that aims to develop SDN and NFV-based tools and platforms for networks of different sizes and applications. The two major ON.Lab projects are ONOS – Open Network Operating System and CORD – Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter. Argela is actively participating in both projects. The CORD project has various flavors for different markets. In M-CORD, which is pursuing an SDN and NFV based platform for 5G deployment, Argela has partnered with other ON.Lab participants: AT&T, Verizon, SK Telecom, Cavium, and Radisys. Argela is integrating ProgRAN, its programmable RAN architecture to M-CORD in this partnership. The ProgRAN integrated M-CORD will be ready in June 2016 and an Argela, AT&T, Verizon, SK Telecom, Cavium and Radisys joint demo will be presented at the Mobile World Congress China.

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Bulent Kaytaz Visits Argela USA and ON.Lab

Bulent Kaytaz visited ON.Lab on May 16, 2016 together with Argela team (Savas Tanyeri, Oguz Sunay and Arda Akman), to see the latest developments in the Argela USA-ON.Lab collaboration in person. He met with Dr. Guru Parulkar, the Executive Director of ON.Lab and Consulting Professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University as well as representatives from AT&T, Verizon and SK Telecom.

ON.Lab is a non-profit organization that aims to develop SDN and NFV-based tools and platforms for networks of different sizes and applications. The two major ON.Lab projects are ONOS – Open Network Operating System and CORD – Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter. Argela is actively participating in both projects. The CORD project has various flavors for different markets. In M-CORD, which is pursuing an SDN and NFV based platform for 5G deployment, Argela has partnered with other ON.Lab participants: AT&T, Verizon, SK Telecom, Cavium, and Radisys. Argela is integrating ProgRAN, its programmable RAN architecture to M-CORD in this partnership. The ProgRAN integrated M-CORD will be ready in June 2016 and an Argela, AT&T, Verizon, SK Telecom, Cavium and Radisys joint demo will be presented at the Mobile World Congress China.