WWC Projects in Progress
Non-PS Assigned Projects
5G Requirements and Enablers
SD-373 investigates the potential of 5G in the BBF providing a gap analysis and recommendations for further technical studies. It elaborates 5G use cases considering other standardization bodies including NGMN, 3GPP, ITU and 5GPPP and analyzes the 5G technical enablers focusing on (i) unified control plain (FMC), (ii) function (de)composition and allocation (NFV), (iii) network slicing considering SDN and NFV aspects (iv) transport networks focusing on backhaul and fronthaul and (v) edge computing.
Konstantinos Samdanis, Huawei Technologies
|WT-124 Issue 6||End-to-End Network Slicing||A 5G-RG will be a residential gateway fully compliant with the wireless wireline converged (WWC) core described in SD-407 (BBF) and 23.716 (3GPP).||Contributions|
|WT-181 Issue 2 Amendment 13||Data model support for 5G-RG||WT-181i2a13 Issue 2 defines version 2 of the Device data model (Device:2).||Contributions||Klaus Wich|
|WT-456||AGF functional requirements||TBD||Contributions|
|WT-457||FMIF Functional Requirements||WT-457 provides a detailed specification of the 5G-FMIF and its functional requirements that are necessary to support the interworking between the BBF wireline access networks and 3GPP 5G networks and to enable FN-RGs to use services that are based on 3GPP 5G core network.||Contributions|
|WT-458||This project will specify Control Plane(CP) and User Plane(UP) separation(CUPS) requirements to support 5G Fixed Mobile Convergence(FMC).||Contributions|
End-to-End Network Slicing
The purpose of this study is to investigate the concept of network slicing with respect to the BBF MSBN architecture. Network slicing is considered as a fundamental enabler the BBF MSBN needs to support in order to move from the paradigm of “one architecture fits all” to the logical “network per service”. Network slicing will enable value creation for vertical segments that lack physical network infrastructure, by offering network and cloud resources.
Konstantinos Samdanis, Huawei Technologies
5G Fixed Mobile Convergence
The purpose of this study is to find common interfaces for the AN and CN, to support converged wireline-wireless networks that use the 5G CN.
This project will study N1, N2 and N3 interfaces and provide detailed feedback to 3GPP in the context of 5G Fixed (as recommended by the joint 3GPP-BBF Workshop), to let 3GPP evaluate how to proceed with this as swiftly as possible.
This project will specify of a 5G Access Gateway Function (AGF) that adapts fixed access onto the 5G core, and then consider and specify several architectural deployment options as well as the underlying infrastructure sharing aspects.
It will also devise strategies and develop specifications to address a desire by a number of operators for interworking of existing fixed access subscribers and deployed equipment into a 5G core.
With the outcome of this project, BBF will provide recommendations for 5G system architectural and functional integration related to highlighted/identified convergence items during the joint 3GPP-BBF Workshop.
|SD-420||5G Fixed Mobile Convergence Study||5G Fixed Mobile Convergence Study (External). Addresses considerations and challenges on unified CUPS protocol for CloudCo and WWC.||Contributions|
Converged Policy and Control Projects
Combined 3GPP and BBF Functions
This document contains the results of the study on 3GPP-BBF Common Functions, that is performed in a stepwise approach, addressing the following business needs:
1 – Identification of common network functions between the 3GPP and BBF domains is a necessity
2 –Analysis of virtualization aspects of identified common functions, as an enabler for future study in the area of
Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) and Network Function Virtualization Infrastructures (NFVI), destined for mobile and fixed networks.
The results of this work in the BBF serve as a foundation for further collaboration opportunities with the 3GPP and with the ETSI ISG NFV.
Frederic Klamm, Orange
Hybrid Access Projects
Hybrid Access Nodal Requirements
The purpose of is to define nodal requirements in support of TR-348 Hybrid Access broadband networks, which will enable service providers to offer higher throughput and reliability services to their subscribers by means of simultaneous use of fixed broadband and 3GPP access networks.
Guiu Fabregas Segales, Nokia