Complete Mobile Core Network Flexible, Scalable, Advanced
About OpenEPC – Open Evolved Packet Core
Starting from 2008 Fraunhofer FOKUS has very successfully developed the OpenEPC project, currently covering, with prototype implementations, all the functional elements in the 3GPP Evolved Packet Core (EPC) / Systems Architecture Evolution (SAE) technologies up to 3GPP Release 12. After almost 6 years of R&D and an exceeding accomplishment of targets, at the end of 2013 for Fraunhofer FOKUS it was time to move on towards the 5G system. Since then Core Network Dynamics GmbH, as a spin-off company for Fraunhofer FOKUS, has taken over and continues both development and hardening of the OpenEPC projects, towards creating flexible carrier-grade products for specialized markets.
R&D Testbeds – From LTE-EPC to the 5G Core Network
Open5GCore represents the evolution of the Core Network testbeds towards the 5G environment. Based on the fundament of OpenEPC Rel.5 including the core network for LTE and WiFi, Open5GCore Rel. 1 offers the following functionalities:
A whitepaper on Open5GCore, can be found here.
Open5GCore integrates with OpenSDNCore, a dedicated approach of Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) concepts, with built-in comprehensive support for the current NGN architectures like IMS or EPC and use of best-of-breed virtualization tooling like OpenStack. With OpenSDNCore Rel. 2 a next step towards comprehensive robust networking was taken by implementing advanced NFV orchestration mechanisms as well as extended SDN functions towards the requirements of an end-to-end multi-data center deployment.
To support our current and future R&D 2G/3G/LTE/WiFi test-beds, the experimental OpenEPC branch continues to be further developed, maintained and enhanced with the latest 3GPP Rel.12 features. With OpenEPC Rel.6 and future releases, the latest concepts can be field trialed right away, providing for an immediate roadmap towards the market.
Core Network Dynamics aims to provide flexible pre-products, technologies and equipment for satisfying real-life exploitation requirements, based on the extensive experience gained through the OpenEPC research project. For more details on OpenEPC 7 please see www.CoreNetDynamics.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org