The kick-off meeting of the SLICENET (End-to-End Cognitive Network Slicing and Management Framework in Multi-Tenant 5G Networks) project, funded by the European Commission under the H2020 program, was held in Heidelberg (Germany) with a completion scheduled for June 2020.
In addition to Altice Labs, the project consortium also includes other operators (eg Orange and OTE), manufacturers (eg Ericsson, Dell and IBM) and european universities (eg Catalonia and the University of Glasgow). Finally, as a representative of the industry verticals, Efacec (project partner) will collaborate with Altice Labs in the preparation of a prototype / use case in the field related to Power Grids.
The project main goal is to define the architecture and implement a prototype solution that allows the rapid and flexible management of network slices creation, that is, a logical network built on the network resources of one or more operators, capable to respond to industry-specific connectivity requirements (Energy, Agriculture, Industry 4.0, ...) and society (Smart Cities, Smart Places, ...).
Altice Labs will have as main purpose the evolution of the OSS product line in the area of ââfulfillment and assurance for the slice-aware paradigm in 5G environments, as well as the introduction of artificial intelligence mechanisms in the operational management processes.
Elements of the Technological Coordination and Innovation Direction represented Altice Labs in this meeting. Throughout the project, teams from the Operations Support Systems business area will also be involved.