5G represents the evolution of the telco ecosystem, towards a new network with ultra-high capacity, low delay, improved flexibility and for an extremely high number of diversified devices and applications. Fraunhofer FOKUS has prepared a set of research and testing environments for the core network related enhancements and improvements necessary to meet the expectations of 5G:
- Open5GCore, a pre-standard software toolkit for the 5G Networks
- OpenSDNCore, a practical implementation of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) paradigms, aiming at virtual functions deployments on top of carrier-grade, cloud based infrastructures.
- Open5GMTC, an R&D prototype, providing advanced features for device and connectivity management of a very large number of wireless devices (human controlled or machines).
- Open Baton, an open source Network Function Virtualisation Orchestrator (NFVO) fully compliant with the ETSI NFV MANO specification