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The NGN Test Centre Infrastructure & Services - Shane Dempsey (NGN Test Centre)

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NGN Test Centre launch 10th March 2010. First centre in Ireland with a Carrier Grade IMS Test Network.

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The NGN Test Centre Infrastructure & Services - Shane Dempsey (NGN Test Centre)

  1. 1. Giving NGN Innovation a Helping Hand
  2. 2. Outline   •  Introduc.on   •  Applica.on  Domains   •  Services   •  Exper.se   •  Infrastructure   •  Commercial  Engagements  
  3. 3. A  Helping  Hand   •  TSSG  are  founding  the  Na.onal  NGN  Test   Centre   •  Funded  by  Enterprise  Ireland  and  WIT   •  In-­‐kind  Investment  from  Ericsson  Ireland   following  a  public-­‐tender  process  
  4. 4. Mission   •  Encourage  Indigenous  NGN  Research  &  Development   •  Enable  Irish  Business  to  take  advantage  of  new   opportuni.es  in  the  global  market  for  NGN  products   and  services   •  Enabler  greater  par.cipa.on  of  Irish  academic  &   industrial  partners  in  IST-­‐funded  NGN  projects.     •  Promote  strategic  &  commercial  alliances  between   Irish  and  European  businesses  in  the  NGN  domain   •  Establish  an  Interna.onal  Centre  of  Excellence  in   NGN  R&D.  
  5. 5. Who  benefits?   •  Indigenous  tech  companies   –  Mobile  &  fixed  Telephony   –  Mobile  Internet   –  IPTV   •  Researchers  within  academic  Ins.tutes   –  Network  Management   –  Service  reliability,  scalability     –  Quality  of  experience   •  FDI  Scenarios   –  Collaborate  with  world  class  exper.se  in  Ireland   –  Interconnec.on  &  federa.on  of  test  facili.es   1-2 July 2009 Luleå Sweden
  6. 6. Why  NGN?   LTE Wireline" IPTV IP RAN IP DSLAMs Metro Ethernet VOIP Wireless "
  7. 7. Other  Factors   •  Impressive  Broadband  Growth     –  (source:  gartner)   3500 3000 Subscriptions (million) 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Fixed M obile
  8. 8. Challenges  for     Developers?   –  How  to  create  NGN  Services  more  easily?   •  Modular  building  blocks   •  Appropriate  tools   –  Leveraging  Service  &  Network  Coupling?   •  Differen.ated  from  “Over  The  Top”  approach   •  Management,  Monitoring,  Control,  Context   –  Scalability  (of  infrastructure  and  service)   •  Carrier  grade  test  infrastructure   –  Developing  the  right  Strategic  Alliances?   •  Vendors,  operators,  other  service  providers  
  9. 9. Application Domains
  10. 10. Fixed-­‐Mobile   Convergence  Features   Enhanced Phonebook Contacts enhanced with capabilities and rich presence Enriched Call Call enriched with multimedia Sharing Video Call & Conferencing Enhanced Messaging Conversational messaging experience Mobile & Desktop Convergence Integration between voice, video, messaging & presence across desktop, mobile & tv
  11. 11. RCS   Rich Address Book IM & File Share ContentShare * Presence + Service Capability Conversation view for chat Share still Image “Favorite friends” view Chat history storage on phone Share Live Video Full network backup available Integrated File transfers Setup during live voice call Mobile IMS Based Solution Integral part of original phone interface Based on the GSMA Rich Communication Suite * Example client
  12. 12. IPTV   Interactive & digital Personalization Chatting Voting Mobility Podcast TV Sharing On Demand Advertising Two-way IPTV & Web TV ”From Prime Time to My Time” Two-way 3G Unicast combined One-way 3G Broadcast (MBMS) One-way Dedicated broadcast
  13. 13. Centre Services
  14. 14. Technology  &   Services   •  The  technology  &  services  offering  must  be  right!   •  Poten.al  clients  are  looking  for:   –  Func.onality   –  Operator-­‐support   –  Major  Vendor-­‐support   –  Standards-­‐compliance   –  Reliability  and  consistency  
  15. 15. Test  Centre  Services  
  16. 16. Client  Roadmap   Clients may be at different stages & have varying requirements Outputs Market & feasibility Feasibility Prototype Test Dev Design Report Software Test Test Centre Iterations Plan Trials Operator Test Report Trials
  17. 17. Expertise
  18. 18. The  Elements   •  Skilled  &  Ericsson  Trained  Engineers   •  Combined  with  a  carrier-­‐grade  test   infrastructure   •  Interna.onally-­‐recognized  research  in   NGN  Service  &  Network  Mgt.   1-2 July 2009 Luleå Sweden
  19. 19. Create  an  Irish  NGN   Ecosystem  
  20. 20. Infrastructure
  21. 21. NGN Layers
  22. 22. Multi-tenancy Architectural Blueprint Subscriber Subscriber Subscriber … Subscriber Data Data Data Data Shared Billing AS AS AS AS Services Access Network Policy and Shared Network Policy Service Orchestration Media QoS #1 Control Resources UE Decomposed Decomposed Session Access VoIP Access Management Functions Peering UE Functions Verizon Partner’s IP/MPLS Network Access Network Network Subscriber Routing Data Network #2 Transit Routing Subscribers to IMS IMS-based Decomposed MGCF Services “Core” Access IM-MGW IM-MGW Functions Wholesale Customers PSTN [Source:Verizon]
  23. 23. Infrastructure Ericsson Core JSR 289, SLEE App Servers Fokus Core N-SBC GGSN 2/3G femto Open GGSN Network Operator
  24. 24. OSS & Fault Analysis •  OAM provisioning system for users & services •  Fault Detection & Analysis to improve resiliency and aid debugging •  Alarms, status etc. •  Mgt Network Elements fitted to nodes (SNMP MIB’s available)
  25. 25. Multi-mediation & Charging •  Offline (post-pay) & Online (pre-pay) supporting charging system •  MM environment to create recorders, mediators & transmitters for charging data. •  Ericsson SAPC 3.0 (Policy & Charging Rules Function)
  26. 26. Application Deployment •  J2EE Model •  SUN Glassfish or Oracle Weblogic •  Support for clustering •  Web-based and script based deployment •  Remote access available
  27. 27. Remote Access •  Typical Network design using a dedicated LAN infrastructure including Layer3 switches and a firewall Public facing nodes exist in vlans for network the DMZ isolation VPN’s at layers 3 & 4 For Interconnects A/N-SBG nodes are Layer 2 Interconnect also possible part of the External Zone
  28. 28. Client Compatibility •  Compatible with: •  SIP Phones (Cisco etc.) •  Soft-phones –  X-Lite –  Movial –  Fokus Monster •  Dual-mode mobile •  Sony-Ericsson P1i shown •  Range of handsets with Movial RCS client •  Symbian S60, Android
  29. 29. Commercial Engagements
  30. 30. Striking  the  Balance   National & EU Research Power, Programmes Connectivity, etc. Corporate Re-investment Sponsorship Contract support Research Professional staff Services
  31. 31. Types  of     Engagements   •  Short  Term   •  Short  term  contract  research   •  1  week  to  ~  1  month   •  Longer  term  engagements   •  Contract  research  at  discounted  rates   •  Funded  research  projects  from  na.onal  or  EU  (IST,  Cel.c)   ini.a.ves   •  Contact  us  to  discuss  your  requirements.    
  32. 32. Funding Examples •  Contact  your  EI/IDA  development  advisor  but  the  following   are  oben  possible:   •  Innova.on  Partnerships  (12-­‐24  months,  grant-­‐level   depends  on  various  factors  including  the  degree  of   innova.on)   •  Innova.on  Vouchers  (5k  Euro,  can  be  matched  by  client)   •  IST  Project  Par.cipa.on   •  7th  Framework  provides  the  largest  global  R&D  funding   opportunity  for  Future  Internet  and  Next  Genera.on   Networks  research.   •  Irish  SME’s  are  under-­‐represented    
  33. 33. Case  Studies   •  Available  on  Request  but  some  examples   –  Mobile  Solu.ons  Consul.ng   •  Ciaróg,  CabCall  Communica.ons,  …   –  NGN  Service  Layer  Consul.ng   •  Eircom/Meteor  (described  later)   –  NGN  Infrastructure  Tes.ng   •  Druid  Sobware  (femto  infrastructure)   –  Security  Tes.ng   •  Codenomicon  (Finland)  
  34. 34. Contact  Details   Contact  Details   Shane  Dempsey   1   NGN  Test  Centre  Manager   TSSG,     ArcLabs   Carriganore,  Waterford   Tel:  +353  51  306142   Email:  sdempsey@tssg.org     Deirdre  Morrissey   Test  Centre  Brand  Manager   TSSG   ArcLabs,  Carriganore,     Waterford   Email:  dmorrissey@tssg.org    

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