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|Use Case Name:||Public Cloud Edge Interface – 5G|
|Use Case Description:|
|Problem Statement and how is the problem solved:|
Problem #1: Phase 1 has one dimensional 5GC example with Magma, which is a good example, but supporting only 1 example can lead to interoperability gaps in future. It would be wide to support at least one other options to ensure modularity & extensibility/choice.
Problem #2: Edge2Cloud considerations often bring unique requirements for the Edge where a lightweight, kubernetes-first orchestration solution that can also support multi-cloud independence is an additional choice option would be ideal to add.
Problem #3: I believe Magma is missing some modularity and 3GPP support that an additional option that does would be ideal to add an integration example of.
This blueprint will be based on the Akraino Public Cloud Edge Interface (PCEI) blueprint. The goal of this blueprint, as it pertains to the 5G SBP, is to show end-to-end Private 5G functionality by using Free5GC to showcase the flexibility of 5G Core deployment options.
By adding an integration example of the free5GC 5GC option, we introduce interoperability and choice assurance and some 3GPP support to address Problem Statements #1 and #3. This PCEI BP also demonstrates an additional service orchestration framework that can work in tandem with ONAP components for both a lightweight k8s-centric and multi-cloud capable option to the 5G SBP solution set. >
Demo Storyline (optional)
Interaction with other open source projects and components
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PCEI Release 6 Documentation (this does not show Free5GC integration, but shows the use of EMCO & ONAP)
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|PCEI Demo from January LFN DTF (this does not show Free5GC integration, but shows the use of EMCO & ONAP)|
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|PCEI Release 6 Installation Guide|
5G Slicing Use Case (this blueprint and the 5G Slicing blueprint are related and use the same underlying software components/infrastructure)