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Affordable5G MANO can take advantage of the flexibility offered by 5G-XCAST architecture for satisfying the requirements of emergency and smart cities use cases, optimising the QoS of the different traffic types (e.g. safety warnings with rich multimedia content delivery tailored to the user reception situation).

Service platform (including the NFV orchestrator) can be used as orchestration platform for hybrid edge /cloud deployments of 5G application services. In Affordable5G we will better integrate the edge deployments over Kubernetes VIM and also WIN control across domains.

Affordable 5G will use the Malaga node as one of the 5G testbeds for Affordable5G pilot deployments to validate the MANO capabilities and the potential of its new RAN elements and enhanced SME products on top of the 5G NR and fully virtualised core network. Special focus will be given in evaluating the potential of novel elements, such as the LAN over 5G solution for the emergency Affordable5G pilot. The platform will be enhanced with new versions of ATH, REL and NEM components, as well as the TSN and orchestration solutions by UMA and ATOS.

5GCITY defines a neutral host platform featuring a high level Slice Manager that interfaces compute, transport and RAN domains, and a RAN Controller that interfaces LTE Small Cells and Wi-Fi APs to support multi-.tenancy through MOCN and virtual Wi-Fi mechanisms. The 5GCITY RAN Controller platform will be the basis for the O-RAN compliant RAN Controller developed in Affordable5G.

Affordable5G will leverage NRG-5’s outcome on integrating analytics in the ETSI-MANO processes addressing various types of 5G applications’ VNF optimal sizing and chaining, towards managing networks consisting of low-cost and resource-constrained edge devices. Moreover, the extended MEC open-source software stack, facilitating automated analytics-based deployment of MTC-related VNFs will be exploited in order to strengthen the multi-vendor interoperability and avoid lock-ins.