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 fresh core network architecture enabling flexible functions placement, edge networking and control-data plane split, integration with off-the-shelf LTE and WiFi radio and devices;
  • LTE signaling enabling the bridge between radio and core network research, hetnets support, licensed spectrum access, dynamic backhauling, etc;
  • Benchmarking tool for testing different core network architecture and end-to-end virtualization capabilities on top of different hypervisors and physical infrastructures.

For more information visit our website atwww.Open5GCore.net or contact us at info@open5gcore.net

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.

For more information visit our website at www.OpenSDNCore.org or contact us at info@opensdncore.org

Core Network Dynamics
Core Networks for 2G/3G/LTE/Wifi
 – Cutting Edge 3GPP Rel.12 Features and Carrier-grade Capabilities Core Network Dynamics, the OpenEPC spin-off company from Fraunhofer FOKUS, has secured the exclusive commercial redistribution rights for OpenEPC and continues its development towards creating flexible pre-products for direct use in the 2G, 3G, LTE and WiFi industry. Based on the very warm and positive feedback received from our 50+ R&D licensees, the upcoming OpenEPC 7 will seek to complement the comprehensive functionality with carrier-grade features, towards a flexible solution for specialized communication applications, as well as for the mainstream mobile broadband networks which are ready to embrace new deployment concepts.

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 info@corenetdynamics.com