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Interview in Netweek Magazine

EVOLVED-5G technical manager Dr. Harilaos Koumaras from NCSR Demokrtitos gave an interview at the Greek Netweek magazine (May issue) on 5G private networks and the business opportunities that are created for novel and innovative services, making also a special reference to 5G-PPP EVOLVED-5G Project that we are dealing with building the ecosystem that will accelerate this digital transformation for the SMEs and the interested stakeholders.

NEFSim: An Open Experimentation Framework Utilizing 3GPP’s Exposure Services” Paper Presentation at EuCNC 2022

Harilaos Koumaras (NCSR “DEMOKRITOS”) EVOLVED-5G’s Technical Manager presented the conference paper entitled “NEFSim: An Open Experimentation Framework Utilizing 3GPP’s Exposure Services” in the context of Session 8 of EUCNC 2022. Network Exposure Function (NEF) enables third-party application providers utilize the network capabilities and services that the 5G System offers. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) provides open standardized Application programming Interfaces (API) through NEF; however, a big gap appears in the market between mobile operators and service providers since no commercial solutions are available. In this context, the NEF’s standardized APIs offered by 3GPP are examined. As a result of this analysis an open-source simulator “NEFSim” is presented. NEFSim realizes the aspects of the NEF and enables application developers to experiment with the northbound APIs under a simulated, configurable environment. The paper has been created by Dimitrios Fragkos (National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos (NCSRD) & University of Peloponnese, Greece), Georgios Makropoulos, Anastasios Gogos and Harilaos Koumaras (NCSR Demokritos, Greece), Alexandros Kaloxylos (University of Peloponnese, Greece & The 5GIA, Belgium).

5G Applicability Seminar by UPV

On the 30th of May Universitat Politècnica de València organized a seminar entitled “5G Application”. This seminar included several presentations and demo sessions of EVOLVED-5G and 5G in general. In this seminar there was a special presentation for 5G programmability, about the EVOLVED-5G NetApps and the EVOLVED-5G framework by NCSR Demokritos partners. At this seminar INFOLYSiS and Immersion, SMEs of the project, had the chance to demonstrate their NetApps. The seminar started with a brief introduction about the the 5G connection.

“5G programmability and development of Network Applications (NetApps)” Presentation

Dr Harilaos Koumaras from NCSR “DEMOKRITOS”, EVOLVED-5G’s technical manager took part and presented “5G programmability and development of Network Applications (NetApps)” in the 1st Open Annual Workshop on Future ICT organised by 8BELLS. on 25th of May. In this presentation our technical manager had the chance to present the NetApps of the project along with the architecture framework.

Training videos recording by Harilaos Koumaras (EVOLVED-5G Technical Manager)

The EVOLVED-5G technical manager Dr. Harilaos Koumaras from NCSR “DEMOKRITOS” visited the Universitat Politècnica de València UPV premises on May to record training videos about NetApps and the EVOLVED-5G ecosystem. Stay Tuned for more!

5GTechritory 2021

Our technical manager Harilaos Koumaras, PhD (NCSR “DEMOKRITOS”​) presented the advantages and the flexibility of NetApps and 5G Ecosystem during his 5GTechritory presentation as they are described in the context of EVOLVED-5G project. You may learn more about the event here: https://www.5gtechritory.com/

5G-PPP TMV WG – 2 NOVEMBER 2021 – EVOLVED-5G project presentation

EVOLVED-5G technical manager Harilaos Koumaras from NSCR DEMOKRITOS presented the EVOLVED-5G project at 5G-PPP TMV WG on November 2, 2021. He shared information about the scope, the motivation and the architecture of the EVOLVED-5G project.

“An open source 5G experimentation testbed” Conference Paper Presentation

EVOLVED-5G partners presented the conference paper entitled “An open source 5G experimentation testbed” on the context of IEEE MeditCom 2021 which took place in Athens on 7-10 September 2021.

EVOLVED-5G builds the first 3GPP NEF emulator to support SMEs on 5G Programmability

EVOLVED-5G envisages the openness and network programmability of the 5G Core through standard 3GPP exposed APIs, such as the ones provided from Network Exposure Function (NEF), a border function of the 5G core network. Towards this, NCSR “DEMOKRITOS” partner is developing the NEF Emulator, an open source project, that implements the standardized NEF APIs in a configurable emulated environment, where the user can define specific simulation environments (e.g. number and type of UEs, position of gNBs etc.) and then the respective NetApp to be tested by interacting with the emulated exposed NEF APIs. Dr. Harilaos Koumaras, principal investigator from NCSR Demokritos and Technical Manager of the EVOLVED-5G project stated: “EVOLVED-5G and NEF Emulator democratizes the 5G openness to every third party that is interested to develop 5G-aware services and applications, the so-called NetApps. NEF emulator is an easy tool that provides access to the 3GPP NEF APIs, even if a real 5G Core network is not available”.

“5G Vertical Application Enablers Implementation Challenges and Perspectives ” Conference Paper Presentation

EVOLVED-5G partner Dimitrios Fragkos (NCSR “DEMOKRITOS”) presented the conference paper entitled “5G Vertical Application Enablers Implementation Challenges and Perspectives ” on the context of IEEE MeditCom 2021 which took place in Athens on 7-10 September 2021.