Sat. Sep 30th, 2023
Agility Benefits of Multi-Domain Orchestration in Creating New Service Offerings on-Demand

Deutsche Telekom, Blue Planet, Ericsson, and Mavenir have collaborated to demonstrate the agility benefits of multi-domain orchestration with open APIs in a proof of concept (PoC). The joint PoC showcases how enterprises can easily order a service through Deutsche Telekom’s customer portal, initiating the configuration of a secure, dedicated network slice with guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) levels that meet their specific connectivity requirements.

The partners worked together to deploy a 5G Standalone (SA) network infrastructure in test mode at Deutsche Telekom’s labs in Darmstadt and Bonn. The setup included the integration of a customer portal provided by Deutsche Telekom, a Multi Domain Service Orchestrator (MDSO) delivered by Blue Planet, a cloud-native 5G Core (5GC) from Mavenir, and the Radio Access Network (RAN) from Ericsson. Additionally, Deutsche Telekom used its network resource qualification system, Bookkeeper, for service feasibility control.

The PoC successfully demonstrated several capabilities, including product order placement by enterprise customers, order decomposition and distribution to technology domains by the MDSO, model-driven RAN and Core domains, dynamic instantiation of network functions, and customer SIMs subscription and provisioning.

Network slicing, a key feature in 5G SA, allows the creation of multiple virtual networks on a single physical infrastructure. This enables different service characteristics and quality parameters to be provided to each slice, tailored to customer needs and with full isolation between slices. Network slicing will support operators in developing new differentiated services and business models.

Deutsche Telekom’s vision of leveraging dynamic network slicing and automation is leading the digital telco transformation for Communication Service Providers worldwide. The collaboration between these industry leaders showcases the potential of on-demand 5G offerings with guaranteed quality of service for enterprise customers.