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Authors: Daniel Camps-Mur, Kostas Katsalis, Igor Freire, Jesus Gutierrez, Nikos Makris, Salvatore Pontarelli, Robert Schmidt

Conference:  IEEE 2019 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), Valencia, Spain, 18-21 June 2019

Abstract: Flexibility is a key capability to allow future 5G networks to support varying service offerings over a common infrastructure. 5G-PICTURE investigates the design of programmable compute and transport network infrastructures, able to instantiate third-party 5G connectivity services on demand. This paper introduces the 5G-PICTURE vision on an integrated compute, RAN and transport architecture, and describes a set of innovative functions in the RAN, Transport and Synchronization domains that 5G-PICTURE has developed to fulfill its vision. Initial evaluation results are presented for the aforementioned functions.

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