Alireza Mohammadpour

Beatrice Siccardi

Ramin Rabbani

Sergio Mangialardi

Chiara Lombardo

Roberto Bruschi

Raffaele Bolla

2023 15th International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS (COMSNETS)

In order to fulfill the stringent requirements and fast advancements of 5G and beyond applications, it is inevitable to develop research/industrial testbeds to examine the different proposed innovative features of 5G and beyond. In this paper, we propose a testbed including 5G and beyond technologies by combining open-source solutions and our developed Network Services/Functions to enhance the ETSI-NFV MANO framework. Our testbed contains an automation framework to reduce both run time and setup complexity. It provides various services: Metal as a Service (MaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), different Network Functions (NFs), and Network Services (NSs), under the context of full automation of End-to-End (E2E) NSs on top of the services provided by ETSI.