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May 2017 Update

At the end of April 2017, we successfully concluded Phase 2 “Prototyping” of the OnLife Network, during this phase a production ready prototype was built with the necessary software and hardware.

The software was integrated in-house by Telefónica I+D with collaboration of Telcaria in the ONOS side and OpenNebula Systems for the OpenNebula. The 18 members Team incorporates Architects, Engineers, Developers and Product Developers with key specialist from our operators, Telefónica de España and Telefónica Business Solutions.

During the Phase 2 Stage Gate we demonstrated a fully functional prototype with an enhanced version of Telefónica’s Fusión residential service and two enterprise use cases, namely a SD-WAN provided by Navista and a cache by Qwilt. We also successfully integrated SBC solutions from Metaswitch and FreeSwitch.

System

supplier

version

SDN

ONOS

1.8

Cloud Mgmnt

OpenNebula

5.2

CLOSfwd

Telefónica

1.0

vOLT

CORD

 

vPdC - CPE

OpenWRT

15.05

SD-WAN

Navista

 

SBC

Metaswitch

 

 

FreeSwitch

 

Cache

Qwilt

 

 

Telefónica CDN

 


The infrastructure is placed in an OpenRack v2, powered at -48vDC, was supplied and assembled by Amax in Ireland, was deployed in the Madrid Peñuelas CO’s TechLab. The rack assembly shown in the photo is composed of

Equipment

quantity

supplier

model

OLT

1

Celestica

Ruby GPON

Switches

6

Edge-Core

6712

Servers

6

Amax

Dual Intel CPU

JBOD

1

Amax

30 HDD capacity

Mgmnt appliance

1

Amax

 

Mgmnt Switch

1

Amax

 

PDU

1

Amax

 

In an adjacent rack:

  • Fujitsu successfully tested their GPON vOLT
  • Intel provided 2 servers for load testing
  • NetApp installed a storage appliance with HDD and SDD.

We have started Phase 3 and In September 2017 we will initiate Beta Testing with residential and SBE customers in Madrid. In this Phase we will also build the integration to our commercial and operations systems for complete orchestration of our Customer’s product and services delivery, maintenance and incidents resolution.

OnLife Networks Description

At Telefónica’s Product Innovation - Customer Centric Networks department we are developing a CORD-based solution for our PON access network named OnLife Network, we have made a slight variation on the choice of components of our solution, but the ONOS-CORD fundamental principles and constructs are being fully utilized.

Taking at heart “everything as a Service XaaS” the aim of our CTpd architecture is to migrate Telefónica’s current residential and business monolithic services to programmable IP services, and to host a new generation of edge-computing services that are furnished not only by Telefónica but from any third party that wants to benefit from a CO’s proximity to the Users.

 

The architectural components chosen for our implementation are depicted in the following diagram:

We opted for an all-IPv6 solution in the data plane which allows us to provide advanced networking solutions to our residential customers that otherwise are quite cumbersome to implement.

Right now we are actively contributing in the VOLTHA development.

 

 

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