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UBITECH undertakes the technical coordination of the 5G-INDUCE Innovation Action on open cooperative 5G experimentation platforms for the industrial sector NetApps

UBITECH co-hosts (along with CNIT) the virtual kick-off meeting (January 20-21, 2021) of the 5G-INDUCE Innovation Action, officially started on January 1st, 2021. The project is funded by European Commission under Horizon 2020 Programme (Grant Agreement No. 101016941) and spans on the period January 2021 – December 2023. The vision of 5G-INDUCE aims to support vertical stakeholders and NetApp developers to be able to smoothly deploy and manage applications in distributed 5G network environments, in a secure fashion and with strict KPI requirements. 5G-INDUCE relies on the deployment of an open ETSI NFV compatible 5G orchestration platform for the deployment of advanced 5G NetApps.

The platform’s unique features provide the capability to the NetApp developers to define and modify the application requirements while the underlay intelligent OSS can expose the network capabilities to the end users on the application level without revealing any infrastructure related information. This process enables an application-oriented network management and optimization approach that is in line with the operator’s role as manager of its own facilities, while it offers the operational environment to any developers and service providers through which tailored made applications can be designed and deployed, for the benefit of vertical industries and without any indirect dependency through a cloud provider. The project focuses on the Industry 4.0 vertical sector, as one of the fastest growing and most impactful sectors in European economy with high potentials for service development SMEs and with the capability to tackle all diverse cases of service requirements. The platform is integrated over 3 5G Experimentation Facilities in Spain, Greece, and Italy, and extended with links towards specific Industries, for the showcasing of NetApps in real 5G environment.

UBITECH takes the role of the Technical Coordinator in the project being responsible for the overall integration of the 5G platform with the NetApps and the management of the integration and smooth operation over the Experimentation Facilities. UBITECH leads the integration process and contributes to the final validation and showcasing activities assisting primarily in the porting of NetApps through the UBITECH’s MAESTRO Vertical Application Orchestrator (VAO) and the overall execution of the targeted effort according to the objectives and workplan.